The Howard Payne Lady Jackets and Yellow Jackets will play their final non-conference games of the season in holiday tournament action Saturday and Sunday.
The Lady Jackets (5-2, 4-2) are coming off a surprising 72-56 road loss to Hardin-Simmons, which snapped a four-game win streak. HPU remained in third place in the American Southwest Conference standings despite the setback.
Howard Payne is scheduled to face Illinois Wesleyan (4-4) at 3 p.m. Saturday at Trinity University, followed by a 5 p.m. Sunday contest against No. 10 George Fox (6-0).
Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets are venturing to Memphis, Tenn. in search of their first win streak of the season as Howard Payne (2-5, 2-4) is coming off an 88-84 come-from-behind victory at Hardin-Simmons in its most recent outing.
HPU currently sits in eighth place in the ASC standings, and the top eight teams qualify for the postseason. The Jacketsí last ASC tournament appearance came in 2008.
The Yellow Jackets will face John Carroll (6-1) at noon Saturday, then meet either host Rhodes College (6-3) or Austin College (2-3) on Sunday.