Southeast Basketball Team Looks for Paybacks in Two Conference Road Games
Jan. 20, 2004
Basketball Game Information
Southeast Missouri @ Tennessee Tech
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
Eblen Center, Cookeville, Tenn.
Southeast Missouri @ Austin Peay
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, 2:00 p.m.
Gentry Center, Clarksville, Tenn.
(Fox Sports Net South TV)
Southeast Missouri State (9-6, 2-2 OVC)
F 24 Damarcus Hence, 6-6, Sr. 6.1 3.4
F 01 Dainmon Gonner, 6-6, Jr. 12.8 6.0
C 22 Brandon Griffin, 6-8, Sr. 11.1 7.1
G 33 Derek Winans, 6-3, Jr. 14.3 2.2
G 05 Mike Nelke, 6-0, Jr. 5.6 0.9
TELEVISION: The Austin Peay game on Saturday, Jan. 24, will be televised live at 2:00 p.m. on Fox Sports Net South and will be tape delayed on Fox Sports Net Midwest at 2 a.m. on Jan. 25.
THE TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 9-6 overall, 2-2 in the OVC with a two-game win streak after beating Eastern Illinois 84-64 at Charleston last Tuesday night and beating Tennessee State at home on Thursday night. The Indians completed non-conference play with a 77-75 road win at IPFW. The Indians have home wins over Wisconsin-Green Bay, Kentucky Christian, UMKC, Oakland City and North Texas. Southeast had a neutral court win over California Santa Barbara and the road win at IPFW. The six losses were on the road at Montana, at Arkansas, at Southern Illinois and at DePaul in addition to home losses to Austin Peay and Tennessee Tech. The Indians OVC wins were over Eastern Illinois and Tennessee State. The two conference losses are by a combined six points.
Tennessee Tech is 7-8 overall and 1-3 in the OVC. The Golden Eagles have an OVC win at Southeast Missouri and losses at Eastern Illinois, at Morehead State and at Eastern Kentucky. Thursday's game will be Tech's first OVC home game. They are 6-1 at the Eblen Center this season.
Austin Peay leads the OVC with a 5-0 record with all the wins on the road. The Govs have wins over Southeast, Eastern Illinois, Morehead State, Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State.
THE COACHES: Gary Garner claimed his 100th victory at Southeast with the road win at IPFW and now stands 102-88 in his 7th season at Southeast and is 349-252 in his 21st year as a collegiate head coach. The 102 wins makes him the third winningest coach in Southeast history.
Mike Sutton is 27-20 in his second season at Tech.
Dave Loos is 183-180 in his fourth season at Austin Peay and is 265-233 in his 18th year as a collegiate head coach.
THE SERIES: Tennessee Tech leads the Southeast series 15-11. Austin Peay leads the series 17-13.
EARLIER GAMES: Tennessee Tech beat Southeast 71-69 on Jan. 10 when Keyon Boyd hit a baseline jumper with less than a second remaining. Willie Jenkins led Tech scorers with 23 points while Derek Winans led Southeast with 18 points.
Austin Peay beat Southeast 52-48 at the Show Me Center on Jan. 8. Zac Schrader led the Governors with 12 points while Brandon Griffin led Southeast with 17 points.
*** SOUTHEAST NOTES***
WINANS TOPS 1,000, TAKES SCORING LEAD: Junior guard Derek Winans has started 72 straight games at Southeast and has 1,076 career points. He hit a 3-pointer with 12:48 remaining in the Austin Peay game to go over 1,000 points. He is the 18th player in Southeast history to score 1,000 points and is currently 15th on the all-time scoring list at Southeast.
Winans had a season-high 29 points against EIU and is now the team scoring lead with an average of 14.3 points per game
HOT, HOT, HOT: In the last two games, Winans, selected as the co-OVC Player of the Week, shot 18-25 (.720) from the field, 7-11 (.636) from three and 8-12 (.667) from the line.
In OVC games only (4), Winans averages 20.5 points per game to rank second in OVC scoring and is shooting .580 from the field, .483 from three and .714 from the line.
For the season he is shooting 50% from the field, 47% from three and 78% from the line.
NELKE IS OVC NEWCOMER OF WEEK: Junior guard Mike Nelke, a transfer from Valparaiso, is the OVC Newcomer of the Week after averaging 11 points and 7 assists per game in two OVC games last week. He had six points, six assists and four steals in the win at Eastern Illinois and had 16 points, a career-high eight assists and three steals in the home win over Tennessee State.
Nelke leads the OVC in assist/turnover ratio at 3.29. He averages 3.1 assists to just 0.9 turnovers per game.
GRIFFIN HAS TRIPLE DOUBLE: Senior Brandon Griffin recorded a triple double against Oakland City with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Griffin had a double-double at Arkansas with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Griffin leads the team in rebounding with 7.1 per game, in assists with 3.3 per game and in field goal percentage at .540. He ranks third in OVC rebounding.
GONNER GAINS OVC HONORS: For the second time this season, Dainmon Gonner was named the OVC Newcomer of the Week on Jan. 5. Gonner had 15 points and 8 rebounds in win over North Texas, a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds at DePaul and 18 points and 5 rebounds at IPFW.
Gonner is second on the team in scoring (12.8 ppg), third in blocks (5) and first in steals (24).
HALE DELIVERS IN CLUTCH: Junior guard Brett Hale hit the game winning shot at IPFW with just 0.8 seconds remaining in the game. It was his first game winning shot. For the game, Hale had 15 points on 5-6 from the field, 3-4 from three and 2-2 from the line.
Hale averages 7.1 points per game.
COPI-RITE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Copi-Rite, Inc. of Cape Girardeau will sponsor a Player of the Game after each Southeast home game. The game-by-game winners follow.
11-21 - Dainmon Gonner
11-24 - Brett Hale
12-6 - Derek Winans
12-13 - Brandon Griffin
12-22 - Dainmon Gonner
1-8 - Derek Winans
1-10 - Derek Winans
1-15 - Derek Winans
OVC HONORS: The following players have been honored by the OVC.
12-9 - Dainmon Gonner, Newcomer of Week
12-16 - Brandon Griffin, Player of Week
1-5 - Dainmon Gonner, Newcomer of Week
1-19 - Derek Winans, Co-Player of Week
1-19 - Mike Nelke, Newcomer of Week
AT THE SHOW ME CENTER: Southeast is 6-2 at the Show Me Center this season and 183-67 (.732) since the 7,000 seat facility opened in 1987.
SID STREAK: Ron Hines, sports information director at Southeast Missouri State, has worked 679 consecutive basketball games. He has not missed a game since 1980. The streak is the longest in Division I basketball.
SOUTHEAST ON RADIO: All Southeast games are broadcast live on the Southeast Radio Network that reaches into five states. Network stations include K-103 FM in Cape Girardeau, KSIM in Sikeston and KWOC in Poplar Bluff. Erik Sean is in his third season as the play-by-play voice of Indian basketball. Todd Bonacki offers commentary on home games with Ron Hines as color analyst on road games.
All games are available on the internet at k103fm.com.
Gary Garner RADIO SHOW: The Gary Garner Radio Show will be heard each Wednesday from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. live from Buffalo Wild Wings on 1220 AM. Erik Sean will host the show. The show can be heard on the internet at kgir.com.
NEXT GAME: Southeast plays at Tennessee Tech on Jan. 22 and at Austin Peay on Jan. 24. The Austin Peay game will be televised live on Fox Sports Net South. The following week Southeast plays at Jacksonville State and at Samford.
Southeast 1,000 Point Club
1. Carl Ritter (1959-63) 1,916
2. Jewell Crawford (1980-84) 1,862
3. Bill Giessing (1960-64) 1,686
4. Wm. "Bud" Eley (1995-99) 1,611
5. Devon Lake (1990-93) 1,279
6. Ronny Rankin (1984-86) 1,277
7. Riley Ellis (1984-86) 1,241
8. Ray Pugh (1985-89) 1,237
9. Otto Porter (1979-81) 1,216
10. Dwayne Rutherford (1986-90) 1,191
11. Kermit Meystedt (1963-67) 1,141
12. Curtis Shleton (1990-94) 1,128
13. Anthony Venson (1980-84) 1,131
14. John Sanchez (1976-80) 1,104
15. Derek Winans (2001-) 1,076
16. Dave Shipley (1975-79) 1,056
17. Joe Cagle (1972-76) 1,025
18. Dan Milligan (1965-69) 1,017