Men's Basketball Game Notes vs. Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech.
Jan. 28, 2003
Basketball Game Information
Tennessee State at Southeast Missouri Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, 7:00 p.m. Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Tennessee Tech at Southeast Missouri Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, 7:30 p.m. Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Probable Starters Southeast Missouri (7-11, 2-4 OVC) Ppg Rpg. F 03 Brett Hale, 6-3, So. 10.8 2.8 F 20 Tim Scheer, 6-7, Sr. 12.1 3.4 C 22 Brandon Griffin, 6-8, Jr. 11.7 10.3 G 33 Derek Winans, 6-2, So. 15.3 3.1 G 14 Kevin Roberts, 6-2, So 1.6 2.3THE TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 7-11 overall and 2-4 in the OVC after losing at Austin Peay on Saturday. 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, Tennessee-Martin, Western Illinois and Austin Peay.
Tennessee State is 2-15 overall and 0-6 in the OVC. The Tigers lost to Tennessee Tech 91-65 last Saturday. Tennessee Tech, two-time defending OVC champion, is 11-8 overall and 4-2 and in second place in the OVC. The Golden Eagles play at Eastern Illinois on Thursday night.
THE COACHES: Gary Garner is 89-74 in his sixth season at Southeast and is 336-238 in his 20th season as a collegiate head coach.
Hosea Lewis is 0-8 as interim head coach at Tennessee State.
Mike Sutton is 11-8 in his first season at Tennessee Tech.
THE SERIES: Tennessee State leads the series 12-10. Tennessee Tech leads Southeast 13-10 in the all-time series.
LAST SEASON: Tennessee State swept the Indians winning 94-82 at the Show Me Center and 72-65 in Nashville.
Tennessee Tech beat the Indians three times, 75-62 at the Show Me Center, 82-67 at Cookeville and 73-58 at Cookeville in the opening round of the OVC tournament.
Garner Goes for 90: Coach Gary Garner will go for his 90th win at Southeast in Thursday night's game. He is 89-74 in his sixth season at Southeast.
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 39-42 for .929 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 10.3 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 11.7 points and 10.3 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 nationally 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 39-42 for .929.
Roberts Leads OVC in Assist/Turnover Ratio: Sophomore point guard Kevin Roberts leads the OVC in assist/turnover ratio with 3.27 Derek Winans is third with 1.73. In the win over Murray State, Roberts had 11 assists, six steals and two points. He came back with 11 assists vs. Western Illinois and six assists vs. Austin Peay to give him 28 assists in the last three games with only one turnover.
Scheer Goes Over 400 Rebounds, Nears 800 Points: Senior Tim Scheer has played in 82 games at Southeast and has 786 career points and 432 career rebounds. He is the fifth 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 15.3 points per game and is second in assists with 3.8 per game. He had a double-double vs. SMS with career high 10 assists and 17 points. Winans had a career high 33 points in last Tuesday night's loss at Western Illinois. He was 14-19 from the floor and 5-9 from three.
In the latest OVC stats, Winans ranks third in assist/turnover ratio (1.62), fourth in 3-point field goal percentage (.414), sixth in assists (3.82) and sixth in scoring (15.8).
Hence Bounces Back: Junior Damarcus Hence who has been slowed by injuries and illness, is slowly returning to full strentght. He played only eight-minutes in the loss at Western Illinois because of an intestinal problem that sent him to the hospital last Monday. He missed practice all the previous week after having two teeth removed, but 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 against Murray State and tallied 15 points and three rebounds. Hence scored a career high 25 points at UMKC. He currently averages 11.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. Hence is the third leading scorer and second leading rebounder for the Indians.
King Suffers Knee Injury: Demetrius King, who has been leading the OVC in 3-point field goal percentage, suffered a knee injury in the Morehead State game and was forced to miss the Tennessee-Martin and Murray State games. He played 12-minutes against Western Illinois and was 0-2 from three. At Austin Peay he played only 11-minutes and did not shoot a three. On the season he is shooting .438 from three while averaging 6.6 points and 3.1 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 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 on Jan. 14, averages 1.8 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in 17 games played.
Grapperhaus Contributes: True freshman Cole Grapperhaus got his first career start at Eastern Kentucky. He scored five key points in just three-minutes played 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 11 games averaging 1.6 points and 0.7 rebounds per game.
OVC Honors: Dec. 3 - Brandon Griffin, Newcomer of Week Dec. 10 - Brandon Griffin, Newcomer of Week Jan. 20 - 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.
SID Streak: Southeast SID Ron Hines has worked 652 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 Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech games, Southeast will play at Eastern Illinois on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m.