Southeast Road Trip Continues With Two Games In Alabama
Jan. 27, 2004
Basketball Game Information
Southeast Missouri @ Jacksonville State
Thursday, Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Pete Mathews Coliseum, Jacksonville, Ala.
Southeast Missouri @ Samford
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2:00 p.m.
Siebert Hall, Birmingham, Ala.
Southeast Missouri State (9-8, 2-4 OVC)
F 04 Reggie Golson, 6-7, Jr. 4.9 3.6
F 01 Dainmon Gonner, 6-6, Jr. 12.3 5.9
C 22 Brandon Griffin, 6-8, Sr. 12.1 7.2
G 33 Derek Winans, 6-3, Jr. 13.8 2.6
G 05 Mike Nelke, 6-0, Jr. 5.8 1.0
Jacksonville State (9-9, 2-5 OVC)
F 04 James Denson, 6-3, Sr. 10.6 4.8
F 24 Trent Eager, 6-6, Sr. 12.5 5.3
C 21 Abdou Diame, 6-9, Jr. 5.0 1.9
G 10 Walker Russell, 6-0, So. 10.7 3.0
G 22 Scott Watson, 6-6, Sr. 11.2 2.3
Samford (8-9, 3-3 OVC)
F 04 Robert Merritt, 6-6, So. 11.2 3.5
F 05 Eddie Harper, 6-5, Sr. 11.1 5.1
C 44 Phillip Ramelli, 6-10, Sr.12.3 5.5
G 25 Jerry Smith, 6-1, Fr. 4.7 3.3
G 33 Tyson Dorsey, 6-3, Sr. 10.3 2.8
THE TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 9-8 overall, 2-4 in the OVC. The four OVC losses have been by a total of nine points. A four point and two point loss to Austin Peay, and two point and one point losses to Tennessee Tech. The OVC wins are over Eastern Illinois and Tennessee State.
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 wins at IPFW and at Eastern Illinois. The eight losses were on the road at Montana, at Arkansas, at Southern Illinois, at DePaul, at Tennessee Tech and at Austin Peay in addition to home losses to Austin Peay and Tennessee Tech.
Jacksonville State is 9-9 overall and 2-5 in OVC while Samford is 8-9 overall and 3-3 in the OVC.
THE COACHES: Gary Garner claimed his 100th victory at Southeast with the road win at IPFW and now stands 102-90 in his 7th season at Southeast and is 349-255 in his 21st year as a collegiate head coach. The 102 wins makes him the third winningest coach in Southeast history.
Mike LaPlante is 51-54 in his fourth season at Jacksonville State.
Jimmy Tillette is 110-81 in his seventh year at Samford.
THE SERIES: Jacksonville State leads the series 1-0 with an 80-79 victory over Southeast in the quarterfinals of the NCAA II tournament at Houck Field House in 1985.
Samford leads the series 2-0.
*** SOUTHEAST NOTES***
WINANS TOPS 1,000, TAKES SCORING LEAD: Junior guard Derek Winans has started 74 straight games at Southeast and has 1,095 career points. He hit a 3-pointer with 12:48 remaining in the first 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. He needs just 10 more points to move into 14th place on the all-time scoring list.
Winans had a season-high 29 points against Eastern Illinois and leads the team in scoring with an average of 13.8 points per game
In OVC games only (6), Winans averages 16.8 points per game to rank fourth in OVC scoring and is shooting .507 from the field, .410 from three and .684 from the line.
For the season he is shooting ,480 from the field, .440 from three and .750 from the line.
NELKE LEADS OVC IN ASSISTS: Mike Nelke leads the OVC in assist/turnover ratio in conference games only at 5.40. He averages 4.5 assists to just 0.8 turnovers per game.
Nelke, a transfer from Valparaiso, was the OVC Newcomer of the Week on Jan. 19 after averaging 11 points and 7 assists per game in two OVC games. 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.
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 7.2 per game, in assists with 3.2 per game and in field goal percentage at .568.
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 (12.3 ppg), third in blocks (5) and first in steals (25).
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 7.4 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 681 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: Following the road games at Jacksonville State and Samford, Southeast returns home for "Rivals Week" when the Indians host Tennessee-Martin on Feb. 5 and Murray State on Feb. 7. The Murray State game will be televised by Fox Sports Net South.