Southeast Basketball Notes Against Western Illinois
Jan. 20, 2003
Basketball Game Information
Southeast Missouri at Western Illinois Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, 7:00 p.m. Western Hall, Macomb, Ill.
Probable Starters Southeast Missouri (7-9, 2-3 OVC) Ppg Rpg. F 03 Brett Hale, 6-3, So. 10.7 2.7 F 20 Tim Scheer, 6-7, Sr. 11.9 3.1 C 22 Brandon Griffin, 6-8, Jr. 12.3 10.6 G 33 Derek Winans, 6-2, So. 14.7 3.1 G 14 Kevin Roberts, 6-2, So 1.3 2.3
THE TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 7-9 overall and 2-3 in the OVC after upsetting Murray State 78-68 Saturday night. The Indians have wins over Central Methodist, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Oakland City, Missouri-Kansas City, Southwest Missouri, Eastern Kentucky and Murray State. The losses have been to Arkansas State, Indiana State, Tulane, Southern Illinois, Arkansas-Little Rock, Creighton, Eastern Illinois, Morehead State and Tennessee-Martin. Western Illinois has won two straight to stand 5-9 overall and 2-1 in the Mid-Continent Conference. The Leathernecks are 4-1 at home.
THE COACHES: Gary Garner is 89-72 in his sixth season at Southeast and is 336-236 in his 20th season as a collegiate head coach. Jim Kerwin is 133-162 in his 11th season at Western Illinois.
THE SERIES: Western Illinois leads the series 3-1.
LAST SEASON: The Leathernecks beat Southeast twice, winning 71-58 at the Show Me Center and 82-75 at Western Hall.
Good At The Line: Southeast is shooting .731 from the free throw line. Two players are shooting over 90% from the line. Brett Hale leads the OVC with 37-40 for .925, while Cole Grapperhaus is 10-11 for .909.
Griffin Leads OVC in Rebounding, Ranks 10th Nationally: Junior college transfer Brandon Griffin, a three-time OVC Newcomer of the Week, is the leading rebounder in the OVC with an average of 10.6 boards per game which ranks him 10th nationally. He also leads in offensive rebounding with 4.1 per game. Griffin is averaging a double-double with 12.3 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. 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 seven double-doubles this season. Against 13th ranked Creighton, Griffin had 9 points, 9 assists and 13 rebounds. Hale Tops OVC Free Throw Shooters: Sophomore guard Brett Hale hit 9-10 free throws vs. UTM and 6-6 vs. Murray State to move into the league lead in free throw shooting. Hale is 37-40 for .925.
Roberts Leads OVC in Assist/Turnover Ratio: Sophomore point guard Kevin Roberts leads the OVC in assist/turnover ratio with 2.37 Derek Winans is third with 1.73. In the win over Murray State, Roberts had 11 assists, six steals and two points. King Leads OVC 3-Point Shooters: Senior Demetrius King, who is doubtful for the Western Illinois game because of a knee injury, leads the OVC in 3-point field goal percentage. He is 14-30 for .467.
Scheer Goes Over 400 Rebounds and 700 Points: Senior Tim Scheer has played in 81 games at Southeast and has 758 career points and 422 career rebounds. He is the fourth 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. A 4.0 student, Winans is a two-time OVC Medal of Honor winner. This season, Winans leads the team in scoring with 14.7 points per game and assists with 4.1 per game. He had a double-double vs. SMS with career high 10 assists and 17 points.
Hence Bounces Back: Junior Damarcus Hence, who missed practice all week after having two teeth removed, came off the bench to score 22 points and pull down six rebounds against UTM He was 10-15 from the field and 2-2 from the line. Hence again came off the bench on Saturday night and tallied 15 points and three rebounds. Hence scored a career high 25 points at UMKC. He currently averages 12.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. Hence is the second leading scorer and rebounder for the Indians.
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 Morehead State. He also had two rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 15-minutes of action. For the season, Crader, who suffered a displaced jaw in practice last Tuesday, averages 1.9 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 five key points in the win over Murray State He was 2-2 from the field and 1-1 from the line.. On the season, Grapperhaus has played in nine games averaging 1.8 points and 0.8 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.
OVC Honors: Dec. 3 - Brandon Griffin, Newcomer of Week Dec. 10 - Brandon Griffin, Newcomer of Week
At The Show Me Center: Southeast is 174-62 (.731) in games played at the Show Me Center. This season, the Indians are 4-3 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. Erik Sean does play-by-play while 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 650 consecutive basketball games at Southeast. The streak is the longest in Division I basketball. Hines has not missed a game since 1980.
Next Game: The Indians will play at Austin Peay on Saturday in a 1 p.m. game that will be televised by FOX Sports Net South.