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Rodriguez shines in homecoming as No. 7 seed OC does it again


TULSA, Okla. (March 1, 2018) – Thursday provided a familiar feeling of joy, both for Abel Rodriguez and Oklahoma Christian basketball fans.

Rodriguez, a former Union High School standout playing in his old gym for Oklahoma Christian, had the game of his life with a career-high 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the seventh-seeded Eagles to an 88-79 win over second-seeded – and No. 17-ranked – Arkansas-Fort Smith in the quarterfinals of the Heartland Conference Championship tournament.

The result – a win in OC's first postseason game as a member of NCAA Division II – surprised many,...

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