Seward County continued its stellar play on the road Wednesday night with a come-from-behind, 69-68, victory against Garden City C.C. at the Perryman Center in Garden City. The Saints trailed the final 45 minutes of the game before sophomore guard Nick Burns nailed a deep 3-pointer to give the Saints their third straight road victory. Seward County will now prepare for back-to-back home games, starting Saturday night against the Pratt Beavers. Darko Cohadarevic is leading the Saints in scoring (15.0 ppg.) and rebounding (8.5 rpg.) this season while the Saints are just one win shy of tying their overall win total from last season (17).

Since 2000-2001, the Saints lead the overall series against Pratt, 10-4, and surprisingly own a 6-1 advantage at the Beaver Dome, and a 4-3 lead at the Green House in Liberal. The two teams have split the previous eight meetings (4-4), with the Beavers winning three of the last four contests. Last season in the Green House, Pratt squeezed by with a 109-107 victory in double O.T. at the Green House.

Pratt returned just one starter from last year’s squad that finished in second-place in the Jayhawk West with a 10-6 conference mark and a 24-8 overall record. Alex Rivas (6-10) is the lone returning starter from last season, and he is among the top shot blockers in the nation averaging 3.8 blocks per game. Another top performer for the Beavers is leading scorer Carlin Whitten (15.7 ppg.), who played his freshman season at Seward County in 2005-2006. Pratt won its conference opener at home over Barton County (70-68), but has since struggled winning just once (81-74 vs. Dodge City) over the last five Jayhawk West contests. In addition, head coach Trevor Rolfs, who is in his fourth season at PCC, won the NJCAA D-I Region VI Tournament during his first season at Pratt in 2004-05.