Redhawks Hit The Road To Eastern Illinois
Jan. 3, 2008
BASKETBALL GAME INFORMATION
Saturday, Jan. 5, 7:15 p.m.
Southeast Missouri @ Eastern Illinois
Lantz Arena, Charleston, Ill.
THE TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 10-5 overall and 5-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference after OVC home wins over Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech and Eastern Kentucky and road wins over Samford and Jacksonville State.
The Redhawks also have wins over Louisiana Tech, Evansville, Culver-Stockton, Longwood and Central Methodist with losses to nationally ranked Xavier, Coppin State, Tulsa and Illinois State and Bradley from the Missouri Valley Conference. Southeast is 6-0 at the Show Me Center.
Eastern Illinois was 1-11 overall and 0-4 in the OVC prior to a Thursday game with Murray State.
THE COACHES: Scott Edgar is 21-25 in his second season as head coach at Southeast after previous head coaching stints at Murray State and Duquesne. His collegiate record is 129-120 in his ninth year as a head coach.
Mike Miller is 17-52 in his third season at EIU.
THE SERIES: Southeast leads the series 15-12.
LAST SEASON: The teams split two games with the Redhawks winning 80-65 at the Show Me Center and the Panthers winning 77-69 in Charleston.
REDHAWKS LEAD THE OVC: Southeast Missouri leads the OVC with a 5-0 conference mark. The 5-0 conference start is the best for Southeast since the 1999-2000 season when the Redhawks started 5-0. The best OVC start for a Southeast team was 7-0 to begin the 1998-99 season.
PEARSON CONSISTENT: Pearson leads the team in scoring with 171 points and also leads in assists. Pearson averages 11.4 points and 2.5 assists.
HERRING SCORES: Junior college transfer Jaycen Herring is averaging 15.2 points per game during the current five-game OVC win streak. He is shooting .568 from the field, .500 from three and .875 from the line. The 6-5 transfer from Palm Beach CC who played his freshman season at Tennessee-Chattanooga, is the Redhawks scoring leader by average with 12.7 points per game. For the season, Herring who has scored in double figures in his 10 of his last 11 games played, averages 12.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.
FOUST HITS THE BOARDS: Senior Brandon Foust, a transfer from Oklahoma and a preseason all-OVC choice has 33 rebounds in the last three games. He had 10 rebounds vs. Tulsa, 11 vs. Central Methodist and 12 vs. Eastern Kentucky. He has double-doubles in his last two of his last three games with 19 points and 10 rebounds at Tulsa and 12 points and 11 rebounds vs. Central Methodist. Foust averages 10.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game
MOORE WARMS UP: Junior college transfer Kenard Moore was 5-8 from three in the win over Eastern Kentucky. Moore, the Redhawks second leading scorer in OVC games, is 15-28 from three in OVC games while averaging 12.8 points per game.
WILLIAMS TWO-TIME OVC NECOMER OF THE WEEK HONOREE: Calvin Williams, a transfer from Colorado, was named the OVC Newcomer of the Week for the second time this season after averaging a double-double in two opening OVC wins. Williams averaged 15.5 points and 11 rebounds per game in the wins over Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech. He leads the Redhawks in rebounding with 6.9 per game and in blocked shots with 1.4 per game.
BENCH CONTRIBUTES: In the road win at Louisiana Tech, 29 of the 59 points came from the bench. In the OVC opening win over Tennessee State the bench scored 61 of the 102 points scored. In the road win at Jacksonville State, the bench scored 49 of 81 points. The bench scored 41 of 66 points in the OVC win over Eastern Kentucky.
IMPRESSIVE START BY BOGAN: True freshman Will Bogan, 6-10, 300, is off to an impressive start with the Redhawks. He had the game winning tip in with 1.9-seconds remaining in the win at Jacksonville State. After 13 games played, Bogan averages 6.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. Bogan missed the Tulsa game to attend his grandfather's funeral.
REMBERT RETURNS: Senior post player Michael Rembert is recovering from two off season knee surgeries, and saw his first playing time of the season in the win over Culver-Stockton on Nov. 16. Rembert, who has started nine of the last ten games is averaging 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
DREW IS HOT: Long range bomber Jimmy Drew, a sophomore from Anna, Ill., is shooting .513 (20-39) from three. He was 4-4 from three against Samford including the game winner with one second remaining. He was 1-1 vs. Jacksonville State and has hit his five of his last six treys in OVC action. During the current five-game OVC win streak, Drew is 6-9 (.667) from three.
TWO EARLY SIGNEES: The Redhawks signed two players to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period. Martino Brock, 6-5 guard from Nashville Christian Academy, and Mark Caveness, 6-5 swing player from Indian River Community College in Ft. Pierce, Fla., both signed with Southeast. Brock is averaging 22 points and 7 rebounds per game this season and was recently named MVP of the Martin Luther King Tournament in Memphis. Caveness is averaging 16 points and seven rebounds per game.
REDHAWKS HAVE ST. LOUIS RADIO STATION: The Southeast Basketball Network includes 1380 ESPN Radio in St. Louis. The network operated by Mississippi River Radio, will be anchored by 100,000 watt K-103 FM in Cape Girardeau. Other network stations include KSIM, Sikeston;, KWOC,oplar Bluff and KMAL, Malden. Erik Sean will be the play-by-play voice of Redhawks basketball with Todd Bonacki adding commentary at home games and Ron Hines adding color during the road games.
REDHAWKS BASKETBALL WITH Scott Edgar: Edgar will have a weekly television show on WQWQ-TV, the Heartland's CW. The show will be seen at 11 p.m. each Monday night beginning on Nov. 26 and will be hosted by Heartland Sports Director Todd Richards. The show will also be shown on Charter Cable, Channel 11 at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The show will also air on The Storm Team 24-hour Weather Channel at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
EDGAR ON RADIO: The Scott Edgar Radio Show will be heard every Tuesday, 6 p.m., on ESPN 1220 Radio. The hour long show that will include call ins, will be hosted by Erik Sean.
AT THE SHOW ME CENTER: Southeast has a record of 211-90 (.701) at the Show Me Center since the facility opened in 1987.
SID STREAK: Southeast SID Ron Hines has worked 804 consecutive basketball games. He has not missed a game since 1980.
NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: The Redhawks will return home to face Murray State on Monday, 7:30 p.m., at the Show Me Center.