Men's Basketball Game Notes Versus UTM and Murray State
Jan. 13, 2003
Basketball Game Information
Tennessee-Martin at Southeast Missouri on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, 7:00 p.m. Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Murray State at Southeast Missouri Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, 7:30 p.m. Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Probable Starters Southeast Missouri (6-8, 1-2 OVC) Ppg Rpg. F 24 Damarcus Hence, 6-6, Jr. 12.1 4.5 F 20 Tim Scheer, 6-7, Sr. 11.2 3.1 C 22 Brandon Griffin, 6-8, Jr. 11.7 10.6 G 33 Derek Winans, 6-2, So. 15.1 3.1 G 03 Brett Hale, 6-3, So. 10.5 2.8
THE TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 6-8 overall and 1-2 in the OVC after beating Eastern Kentucky and losing to Morehead State on the road last week. The Indians have wins over Central Methodist, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Oakland City, Missouri-Kansas City, Southwest Missouri and Eastern Kentucky. The losses have been to Arkansas State, Indiana State, Tulane, Southern Illinois, Arkansas-Little Rock, Creighton, Eastern Illinois and Morehead State.
Tennessee-Martin is 9-4 overall and 2-0 in the OVC with league wins over Austin Peay and Tennessee St. Murray State is 8-5 and 1-1 in the OVC with a league win over Tennessee Tech and a loss to Austin Peay. The Racers play at Eastern Illinois Thursday.
THE COACHES: Gary Garner is 88-71 in his sixth season at Southeast and is 335-235 in his 20th season as a collegiate head coach.
Bret Campbell is 44-55 in his fifth season at Tennessee-Martin. Tevester Anderson is 94-45 in his sixth season at Murray State.
THE SERIES: Southeast Missouri leads the series with UTM 33-15 while Murray State leads 32-13.
LAST SEASON: Southeast and Tennessee-Martin split two games with the Skyhawks winning 89-73 at Martin while Southeast won 78-51 at the Show Me Center. Murray State swept the Indians winning 85-72 in Murray and 92-86 at the Show Me Center.
Good At The Line: Southeast is shooting .736 from the free throw line to rank second just behind Morehead State (.737). Five players are shooting over 80% from the line. Adam Crader is 7-7 for 100% while Brett Hale is 22-24 for .917, Cole Grapperhaus is 9-10 for .900, Damarcus Hence 26-32 for .813 and Derek Winans is 28-35 for .800.
Griffin Leads OVC in Rebounding: Junior college transfer Brandon Griffin, a two-time OVC Newcomer of the Week, is the leading rebounder in the OVC with an average of 10.6 boards per game. He also leads in offensive rebounding with 4.1 per game. Griffin is averaging a double-double with 11.7 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. He is the 28th leading rebounder in the nation. Griffin had 22 points and 11 rebounds against SIU and was the leading rebounder in the University Hoops Classic and was named to the all-tournament team. He had 33 rebounds in the three tournament games. Griffin had 14 points and four rebounds against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 17 points and 11 rebounds against Indiana State and 14 points and eight rebounds vs. Tulane. Griffin has five double-doubles this season. Against 15th ranked Creighton, Griffin had 9 points, 9 assists and 13 rebounds.
Scheer Goes Over 400 Rebounds and 700 Points: Senior Tim Scheer has played in 79 games at Southeast and has 726 career points and 415 career rebounds. He is the second leading active career rebounder in the OVC.
Winans Selected 2nd Team Preseason All-OVC: Derek Winans, last season's OVC Freshman of the Year, was named second team preseason All-OVC in voting by coaches and sports information directors. Winans led the Indians in scoring (14.9 ppg), 3-pointers (53), steals (45), assists (80), minutes played (34.8) and was third in free throw percentage (.797) and rebounding (4.6). With 402 points scored, Winans ranks as the top freshman scorer at Southeast since William "Bud" Eley scored 465 points during the 1995-96 season.
A 4.0 student, Winans is a two-time OVC Medal of Honor winner. This season, Winans leads the team in scoring with 15.1 points per game and assists with 4.3 per game. He had a double-double vs. SMS with career high 10 assists and 17 points.
In OVC statistics, Winans is fourth in assists, fifth in scoring, fifth in free throw percentage, fourth in 3-point field goals made and fourth in assist/turnover ratio.
Roberts Leads OVC in Assist/Turnover Ratio: Sophomore point guard Kevin Roberts leads the OVC in assist/turnover ratio with 2.39 Winans is fourth with 1.75.
Hence Has Career High: Junior Damarcus Hence scored a career high 25 points at UMKC. He led the Indians in the season opener at Arkansas State with 24 points and eight rebounds rebounds. He currently averages 12.7 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Hence is the second leading rebounder for the Indians.
King Provides Spark off Bench: Demetrius King has been an offensive spark off the bench. He came off the bench to score 17 points and pull down five rebounds vs. SIU. He also had one assist, one block and one steal. King was 4-6 from the floor, 3-4 from three and 6-7 from the line. He came off the bench to hit key back-to-back second half 3-pointers in the win over UMKC. He had 10 points and six rebounds. At Arkansas-Little Rock, King led the Indians in scoring with 17 points. For the season, King averages 7.5 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.
Golson Will Seek Medical Redshirt: Junior college transfer Reggie Golson will seek a medical redshirt after appearing in only one game this season. He saw his first and only playing time in the win over Oakland City. He scored 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds in just 14-minutes playing time. Golson was 5-9 from the field. Golson, who has been recovering from minor knee surgery in September, has not played since that game and will seek a medical redshirt that will give him two years of eligibility remaining beginning next season.
Crader Off The Bench: Sophomore Adam Crader, 6-11, came off the bench to score a career high seven points at Morehezd State. He also had two rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 15-minutes of action. For the season, Crader averages 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 13 games played.
Grapperhaus Contributes: True freshman Cole Grapperhaus got his first career start at Eastern Kentucky. He scored a career high five points in the loss at Arkansas-Little Rock. He played seven minutes in the UMKC game, pulling down two rebounds with no turnovers. On the season, Grapperhaus has played in eight games averaging 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds per game.
Roster Addition: The Indians have added an additional walk-on to the roster. Lawrence Graves, 6-2 guard from Poplar Bluff, will wear number 30. He is a senior who attended Mineral Area CC.
At The Show Me Center: Southeast is 173-61 (.739) in games played at the Show Me Center. This season, the Indians are 3-2 at the SMC.
Southeast on Radio: All Southeast games can be heard on the Indian Radio Network anchored by flagship station K-103 FM in Cape Girardeau. Eric Sean does play-by-play with Todd Bonacki will provide commentary for home game with Ron Hines providing commentary for the road games. The games can also be heard over the internet at GoSoutheast.com or K103FM.com.
SID Streak: Southeast SID Ron Hines has worked 648 consecutive basketball games at Southeast. The streak is the longest in Division I basketball. Hines has not missed a game since 1980.
Next Game: Following the UTM and Murray State games, Southeast will go on the road for a non-conference game with Western Illinois on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. The Indians will play at Austin Peay on Jan. 25 in a 1 p.m. game that will be televised by FOX Sports Net South.