The University of Arkansas at Monticello men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to nine games with a 74-61 victory over GAC opponent Southern Nazarene and matching the best start in school history at 9-0.

The Weevils (9-0, 5-0 GAC) trailed the Crimson Storm of Southern Nazarene (6-5, 3-2 GAC) at halftime 31-22 as SNU controlled much of the pace in the opening half of play. UAM battled back from the near 10 point deficit to create a 22-8 run over the course of nearly 10 minutes in the second half to grab the double-digit lead over the visiting Crimson Storm and be able to pull away until the final buzzer with the victory at 74-61.

Junior Derylton Hill recorded his second 30 point game of the season in the match-up, shooting 12-for-17 and was able to pull down a game-high eight rebounds. Hill went 6-for-8 from the free throw line and racked up five assists and one block as well in the contest.

Juniors Tyrin Jones and Cobe Goosby each posted double-digit scoring nights with Jones totaling 14 and Goosby adding 10 points overall. Goosby built a strong stat-line at the games end as well with nine assists and seven rebounds.

Arkansas-Monticello finished the game shooting 43 percent from the field (30-for-69), 20 percent from beyond the arc (3-for-15) and 50 percent on free throws (11-for-22). SNU ended the contest at 45 percent from the field (25-for-55), 20 percent on three-pointers (3-for-15) and 57 percent from the charity stripe (8-for-14).

UAM will be back in action next on Saturday, January 7 against GAC opponent, the Bison of Oklahoma Baptist, inside Steelman Field House at home with tip-off scheduled for 3 p.m.