League Leading Redhawks and Governors Clash On Saturday
Jan. 10, 2008
BASKETBALL GAME INFORMATION
Saturday, Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Southeast Missouri @ Austin Peay
Dunn Center, Clarksville, Tenn.
THE TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 11-6 overall and 6-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference after OVC home wins over Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech and Eastern Kentucky and road wins over Samford, Jacksonville State and Eastern Illinois. The only loss was a home loss to Murray 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.
Austin Peay is 10-7 overall and 6-1 and in first place in the OVC. The Govs lost at Murray State 82-70 on Thursday night.
THE COACHES: Scott Edgar is 22-26 in his second season as head coach at Southeast after previous head coaching stints at Murray State and Duquesne. His collegiate record is 130-121 in his ninth year as a head coach. Edgar is 8-4 vs. Austin Peay.
Dave Loos is 281-243 in his 18th season at Austin Peay.
THE SERIES: Austin Peay leads the series 23-14. The Govs have won four straight. The last Southeast win was at the Show Me Center in 2005 and the last Redhawks win in Clarksville was during the 1998-99 season.
LAST SEASON: The Govs won both games, winning 68-67 in Clarksville and 75-73 at the Show Me Center.
LEAGUE LEADERS MEET: The Redhawks and Austin Peay are tied for first in the OVC with 6-1 league records. Both teams are coming off losses to Murray State, 4-3.
DEPTH IS A KEY: Depth has played a key role in the Redhawks 6-0 start in the OVC. In a stat researched by Chris Forman of the United States Naval Academy, Southeast is one of six teams in NCAA Division I to have 10 or more players score in double figures this season. Wofford has 11 players while Southeast, Navy, Duquesne, Creighton and Lipscomb have 10. The Redhawks who have scored in double figures this season and their game highs include Brandon Foust (25), Will Bogan (23), Rod Pearson (22), Jaycen Herring (21), Jimmy Drew (19), Kenard Moore (18), Calvin Williams (16), Marcus Rhodes (15), David Johnson (12) and Mike Rembert (12).
PEARSON CONSISTENT: Pearson is second on the team in scoring with 185 points and leads in assists with 28. Pearson averages 10.9 points and 2.1 assists.
HERRING SCORES: Junior college transfer Jaycen Herring is averaging 14.7 points per game during the current six-game OVC win streak. He is shooting .571 from the field, .455 from three and .818 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 12.6 points per game. For the season, Herring who has scored in double figures in his 11 of his last 12 games played, averages 12.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.
FOUST IS CO-OVC PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Senior Brandon Foust was selected as a co-winner of the OVC Player of the Week award after averaging a double-double in win wins over Eastern Kentucky and Eastern Illinois. He averaged 16.5 points and 11 rebounds per contest and also added 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
FOUST HITS THE BOARDS: Senior Brandon Foust, a transfer from Oklahoma and a preseason all-OVC choice has 55 rebounds in the last five games. He had 10 rebounds vs. Tulsa, 11 vs. Central Methodist, 12 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 10 vs. Eastern Illinois and 12 against Murray State. He has double-doubles in four of his last five games with 19 points and 10 rebounds at Tulsa, 12 points and 11 rebounds vs. Central Methodist, 25 points and 10 rebounds vs. Eastern Illinois and 10 points and 12 boards vs. Murray State. Foust averages 11.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. His 25 points vs. Eastern Illinois was a career high.
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 17-40 from three in OVC games while averaging 10.4 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 is the Redhawks second leading rebounder with 6.5 per game and leads 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 15 games played, Bogan averages 6.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
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 tem of the last 11 games, is averaging 6.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
DREW FROM THREE: Long range bomber Jimmy Drew, a sophomore from Anna, Ill., is shooting .477 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. In OVC games only, Drew is 7-14 (.500) 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 Caviness, 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. Caviness is averaging 16 points and seven rebounds per game.
AT THE SHOW ME CENTER: Southeast has a record of 211-91 (.700) at the Show Me Center since the facility opened in 1987.
REDHAWKS HAVE ST. LOUIS RADIO STATION: The Southeast Basketball Network includes Team 1380 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, Poplar 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.
LIVE VIDEO STREAMING: Southeast fans can watch Redhawks OVC basketball games on the internet through the Ohio Valley Conference's premium we site, OVCSports.TV.
OVCSports.TV can be accessed by logging on to the OVC Web site, www.svcsports.com. Subscriptions are available on an annual, seasonal and per-event basis.
REDHAWKS ON TV: The Southeast game at Murray State on Saturday, Jan. 26, will be televised by ESPN 2 with a 2:00 p.m. tipoff. The following game on Monday, Jan. 29, the Redhawks game with Austin Peay will be televised by ESPNU, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
SID STREAK: Southeast SID Ron Hines has worked 806 consecutive basketball games. He has not missed a game since 1980.
NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: The Redhawks will play at Tennessee State on Thursday night and at Tennessee Tech on Saturday night.