Harding's Romio Harvey drives with ball

Harding’s Romio Harvey drives past Arkansas Tech’s Justin Briley during the Bisons’ win over the Wonder Boys on Monday night at Rhodes-Reaves Field House in Searcy.

Romio Harvey scored 18 points and was a perfect 12 of 12 at the free-throw line to lead Harding to a 75-71 victory over Arkansas Tech on Monday in Great American Conference play at the Rhodes-Reaves Field House.

With the win, Harding improved to 4-8 overall and in conference. Tech lost for the 18th time in its last 19 road games and fell to 6-9 overall and 4-9 in conference.

Harding guard James Harris hit a driving layup with 2:27 left to give Harding a 67-66 lead. The Bisons' next six points all came from Harvey at the free-throw line as Harding held off Arkansas Tech. Davis Morgan made the final two free throws to seal the victory.

Harding trailed 25-16 with 7:00 left in the first half, but scored the next 14 points as part of an 18-2 run to take a 34-27 lead. Harvey scored eight straight points for Harding during that stretch. The Bisons led 37-30 at halftime.

Tech made 13 of its first 15 shots in the second half and led by as many as seven points at 58-51 with 9:06 left. Harding answered with an 8-0 run and neither team led by more than four the rest of the way.

Ramiro Santiago scored 17 points and made four of Harding's seven 3-pointers. Harris added 12 points for Harding.

Justin Briley and Niko Gosnell led Tech with 15 points each.

It was Harding's final regular-season home game. The squad honored graduating senior Tyler Roth on Senior Night in a postgame ceremony.

Harding's final two GAC games are on the road beginning Thursday against Henderson State in Arkadelphia.

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