Southeast Basketball Begins Four-Game Home Stand
Jan. 18, 2005
Tennessee Tech @ Southeast Missouri
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005
Show Me Center, 7:30 p.m.
Austin Peay @ Southeast Missouri
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005
Show Me Center, 5:00 p.m. (TV)
Television on Saturday: The Austin Peay game on Saturday, 5 p.m., will be televised live by CSS which goes into over four-million homes in the southern United States. The game will be carried locally on UPN-The Beat and will be tape delayed until 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet in Chicago. Blake Fulton of Nashville, Tenn. will be the play-by-play announcer with Cliff Ellis, former Auburn coach as commentator.
The Redhawks are Coming: All athletic teams at Southeast will become Redhawks on Saturday, Jan. 22 when the new Redhawk mascot will be introduced at 4:45 p.m. just prior to the men's 5 p.m. tipoff.
The Teams: Southeast Missouri State is 6-9 overall and 1-3 in the OVC after last week beating Eastern Illinois 79-60 and losing at Tennessee State 105-101 in double overtime. The Indians have league road losses at Austin Peay and Tennessee Tech. Six of the nine losses have been by four points or less.
Tennessee Tech is tied for the lead in the OVC with a record of 9-6 overall and 4-0 in the OVC. Thursday's game will be Tech's first OVC road game of the season.
Austin Peay, two time defending OVC champion, is 5-11 overall and 3-1 in the OVC. The Governors play at Eastern Illinois on Thursday night.
The Coaches: Gary Garner is 357-271 in his 22nd year as a collegiate head coach. He is 110-106 in his eighth year at Southeast.
Mike Sutton is 42-33 in his third season at TTU.
Dave Loos is 225-202 in his 15th season at Austin Peay and is 307-255 in his 19th season as a collegiate head coach.
The Series: Tennessee Tech leads the series 17-11 and has won four in a row.
Austin Peay leads the series 19-13 and has won the last 11 in a row
Earlier Meetings: Southeast lost at Tennessee Tech 63-61 on Jan. 8. Reggie Golson led Southeast with 22 points while Dainmon Gonner and Derek Winans each added 12. Derek Stribling led Tech with 20 while freshman Amadi McKenzie added 18.
Austin Peay beat Southeast 60-50 on Jan. 6 in Clarksville. Southeast was led by Golson with 18 and Gonner with 16. Zac Schlader led Austin Peay with a career high 25 points.
GONNER LEADS OVC SCORING: Junior Dainmon Gonner, selected as the OVC Player of the Week last week after averaging 30 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in two OVC games, continues to lead the OVC in scoring with 20.5 points per game.
Gonner had a career high 37 points and a career high 12 rebounds in last week's double-overtime loss at Tennessee State. The 37 points topped an earlier 36 point effort at Bradley.
Gonner also leads Southeast and is tied for the OVC lead in steals with 30.
GOLSON LEADS REBOUNDERS: Senior Reggie Golson leads the team in rebounding with 8.8 per game which is second best in the OVC. He leads the OVC in offensive rebounds. In OVC games only, Golson is the league leader in rebounds with 9.3 per game.
Golson also leads the team and OVC in blocked shots with 32. He leads the team in field goal percentage with ,587, third best in the OVC.
Golson was named the OVC Player of the Week on Dec. 13 after averaging 15 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. He had a career high 14 rebounds vs. Montana.
WINANS RANKS 5th ON SCORING LIST: Senior Derek Winans has moved up to fifth on the all-time career scoring list at Southeast. He has 1,363 points to rank as the second leading active career scoring leader in the OVC.
Winans did not start practice until Monday, Nov. 29, because of a stress fracture in his leg. He gradually worked his way back into playing shape. He got his first start of the season on Jan. 8 at Tennessee Tech.
In addition to being second in active career scoring in the OVC, Winans leads the active career leaders in 3-pointers made with 203, ranks second in steals with 135. third in assists with 249 and 10th in rebounding with 242.
Winans streak of having started 84 consecutive games ended at Bradley. He has been Southeast's top scorer for each of the last three seasons and is the school's first ever basketball Academic All-American.
WILLOUGHBY FROM THREE: Sophomore Terrick Willoughby continues to show improved shooting. He is shooting .444 from three, .424 from the field and .643 from the line.
HALE LOST FOR SEASON: Senior Brett Hale, the top 3-point shooter in the OVC, is out for the season with a fractured wrist. He suffered during practice at Tennessee Tech on Jan. 7.
At the time of his injury, he led the OVC in 3-point field goal percentage with 22-40 for .550. He shot .506 from the field and .875 from the free throw line.
Hale needed 50 more points to become the 19th player in Southeast history to score 1,000 career points. He ended his career with 950 career points.
INJURIES: James White is out for the season with a knee injury while Ketshner Guerrier is out for another four to five weeks with a knee injury suffered during shoot around prior to the South Dakota State game. Brett Hale is out for the season with a fractured right wrist.
Mike Nelke is playing with a small fracture in his left wrist.
BUZZER BEATER: Mike Nelke's off balance 3-pointer at the buzzer provided Southeast with a 59-58 win over South Dakota State. Nelke, who was hampered with a bad wrist, was 0-8 from the field prior to his game winning shot.
PARADOSKI NAMED OVC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Paul Paradoski was the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week on Nov. 30 after recording a double-double in his first collegiate start against Rockhurst. Paradoski had 10 points and 11 assists.
The freshman from Vianney High School has started 13 of 15 games this season and leads the team in assists with 50.
FRANCIS BREAKS OUT: Waylon Francis had his best game of the season at Western Kentucky with a career high 10 points and nine rebounds. He averages 2.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.
CANADA TRIP: Southeast got a jump start on the 2004-2005 season by playing three exhibition games in Canada over the Labor Day weekend. Southeast was 2-1.
SID STREAK: Ron Hines, Southeast Sports Information Director has worked 710 consecutive basketball games. He has not missed a game since 1980.
EARLY SIGNING: Southeast has signed 6-7 Tyrell Curry of State Fair Community College to a national letter of intent. Curry played at Cincinnati State Community College last season where he averaged 11 points and nine rebounds per game. He is originally from Tacoma, Wash.
NEXT: Following the home games with Tennessee Tech and Austin Peay, the four-game home stand will continue with games against Jacksonville State on Jan. 27 and against league leading Samford on Jan. 29.