Seward County had its seven-game conference winning streak snapped on Wednesday night with an 83-88 double overtime loss on the road against Barton County C.C. The Cougars were also the last opponent to defeat the Saints before SCCC started their seven game winning streak. The Saints led 40-27 at halftime, but played a completely different game in the second half. Seward shot just 28 percent in the second half, including a 5-of-20 shooting effort from 3-point territory. Nick Burns (20 points, five rebounds, four assists, four steals) and Darko Cohadarevic (20 points, 12 rebounds) were solid for the Saints in the loss.

The Saints started their previous streak with an 83-50 road victory against Butler C.C. on Jan. 17, in El Dorado. Since 2000-2001, the Saints hold a commanding 10-5 lead in the overall series. Seward County leads 5-2 at the Green House in Liberal, and 5-3 at the Power Plant in El Dorado. The Saints have won their last three games against Butler by an average of 16.3 points per contest.

Butler C.C. is coming off its most lopsided conference victory this season with a 106-71 victory over Colby C.C. at the Power Plant Wednesday night. The victory broke a four-game losing skid for the Grizzlies. Butler is an efficient team from the outside shooting 37 percent from 3-point range. The Grizzlies have five players who have all made at least 29 three-pointers. The Grizzlies are led by post Logan Stutz (13.0 ppg., 5.2 rpg.), guard Maurice Colter (12.2 ppg., 4.2 apg., 29 3-pointers) and forward Maruce Batiste (9.0 ppg., 4.1 rpg., 39 3-pointers). Butlerís 201 three-pointers account for 31 percent of the teamís field goals this season.