SWOSU Wins Semifinals Matchup in Mind Games


Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Mind Games team in Weatherford has advanced to the championship contest of KSBI-TV’s Mind Games competition by defeating Northwestern, 390-140, in a semifinals matchup.

SWOSU will play Rogers State University in the championship match this Wednesday, May 16, at 8 p.m. on KSBI-TV in Oklahoma City.

SWOSU has been impressive in three tourney matches, winning a first-round matchup over  Connors State College, 450-30, and defeating Cameron University 380-120 in the quarterfinals.

SWOSU is competing against other Oklahoma colleges and universities in this second season of Mind Games, which is a buzzer-quiz game comparable to Quiz Bowl or Jeopardy. The game is based on knowledge in all academic fields, and students compete for scholarship money. SWOSU students won $3,250 in scholarship money for the win over Northwestern.

The team is coached by Dr. Kevin Collins and team members are: Zeke Mills, Springfield MO; Gaston Hart, Edmond (Santa Fe); Tanner Fisher, Calumet; Erika Christner, Drummond; and Jim Ferguson, Elk City.

KSBI is available on cable, Direct TV and Dish Network. Host for the program is Jenifer Reynolds.