The third-ranked OCU Stars got a rare in-season shot at No. 2 Union (Tenn.) in the Oklahoma Baptist Classic today. The last meeting between the two occurred in the 2010 NAIA National Tournament, where Union nipped the Stars 63-61 in the Final Four.
Their previous loss was avenged as OCU benefited from 15 second-half points from senior guard Dietra Caldwell, a transfer from UTEP. The Stars trailed by as many as seven points in the first half before storming back in the second to come away with a 69-57 win. Despite shooting just 33 percent in the game, the Stars were able to capitalize on Union's 22 turnovers to remain a perfect 4-0 in the early goings of the season.