The Truman State basketball teams get their first look at Screaming Eagles Arena when they play Southern Indiana Thursday night in Evansville. This is the first season of play in the 4,800-seat venue. This will be the second leg of a three-game road swing, with both Bulldog teams capturing victories on Monday at Quincy to improve to 7-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Bulldog women are tied with Southern Indiana for third place in the Point Rating System, which determines the top eight teams that advance to the GLVC Tournament. The Screaming Eagles are 6-2 in conference play. Coach Theo Dean is looking for better defense as the road trip continues….

Dean’s Dogs are 11-4. USI is 10-4. Sloane Totta of Fulton played her 100th game in a Bulldog uniform on Monday and has started every game. She went over 900 career points and over 300 assists in recent games.

The Southern Indiana men advanced to the Division II National Semifinals last year, but graduated their top player in Alex Stein. This edition of the Screaming Eagles is 12-4 and 4-4 in the GLVC with a three-game winning streak. The Bulldogs have won five in a row to improve to 11-5. Junior guard Turner Scott, who is third in the GLVC in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.00) and fifth in assists (4.1), scored a season-high 17 on Monday night. Coach Jeff Horner said it was good to see his junior guard taking more shots rather than always distributing….

Horner’s Bulldogs are 4th in the GLVC Point Rating System. You can hear the Bulldogs and Southern Indiana Thursday night on Superstation KRES and starting with the Truman Tipoff at 5:15.