Southeastern improved to 16-6 on the season and will remain tied for the LSC North Division lead with Texas A&M-Commerce at 6-2. The Lions upended Northeastern State 59-51 Saturday in Commerce.
An Ashley Tucker 3-pointer gave Southeastern Oklahoma State a three-point lead 1:14 to go, but the Savage Storm had to survive the closing minute to come away with a 65-64 Lone Star Conference North Division win Saturday afternoon at Rankin Williams Fieldhouse.
Southwestern closed within one point, but Dru Tomaszewski was unable to convert the front-end of a one-and-one in the final minute then missed an open look at a 3-pointer at the buzzer to allow the Savage Storm to come away with the victory.
The Savage Storm trailed by as many as 10 points in the second half after Kelsey Gee hit a layup with 13:28 to go to give the Bulldogs a 43-33 lead.
Southeastern whittled away at the lead and finally went in front on a Felicia Mitchell jumper with 3:57 to go.
After Grace Anne Jones hit an 8-footer on the baseline, Lora Loy buried her third 3-pointer of the game and the Savage Storm never trailed again.
Tucker paced the Savage Storm with 14 points, while Hocker added 12 points and five rebounds and Loy had 11.
Andrea Oldham led Southwestern Oklahoma with 15 points and nine rebounds, while Tomaszewski added 14.
Southwestern Oklahoma falls to 8-14 on the season and 2-6 in the LSC North.
Southwestern Oklahoma put on a long range shooting show last month at Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium as the Bulldogs knocked eight of their first 11 3-pointers en route a 15-point first-half lead.
Turn about is fair play as No. 6 Southeastern Oklahoma State put on a clinic Saturday afternoon in a 93-79 win over Southwestern Oklahoma State snapping the Bulldogs' 14-game home court winning streak at Rankin Williams Field House.
The win was also the ninth-straight win for the Savage Storm, who has won 20 games for the first time since the 1996-97 season. Southeastern is now 20-2 on the season and a perfect 8-0 against the Lone Star Conference's North Division.
Jason Stampley followed his school-record nine 3-pointer performance on Wednesday by hitting 6-of-11 from the beyond the arc as the Savage Storm shot 63.6 percent as a team from long range.
Junior guard Kyric Rambo notched his fourth 20-point effort of the season showing 6-for-8 marksmanship from 3-point land to finish with an even 20 points.
Josh Talley chipped in two more treys as Southeastern hit 14-of-22 as a team.
Senior forward Eric Babers notched his 12th double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Matt White had 10 points and seven boards.
Senior guard Steve Harrel had nine points, six assists and three steals.
The clinic continued in the second half after the Savage Storm pushed a 12-point halftime advantage to a 32-point bulge when Stampley hit a runner off the glass to give Southeastern a 86-54 lead with 6:36 to play.
But the Bulldogs clawed back to close the gap to a respectable margin.
With a win on Monday night, the Savage Storm will clinch a home game in the first round of the LSC Postseason Tournament.
The Bulldogs, who suffered its first loss in Rankin Williams Fieldhouse since an overtime loss to Central Oklahoma on Jan. 25, 2006, fell to 15-7 on the season and 3-5 in the LSC North.
Southeastern travels to Ada tonight to renew its rivalry with East Central University.
The women tipoff is set for 6 p.m., and the men will tipoff at 8 p.m. or 25 minutes after the conclusion of the women's game.