Southeast Basketball Weekly Release
Feb. 3, 2003
Basketball Game Information
Southeast Missouri at Eastern Illinois Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, 7:10 p.m. Lantz Arena, Charleston, Ill.
Morehead State at Southeast Missouri Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, 7 p.m. Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Eastern Kentucky at Southeast Missouri Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, 7:30 p.m. Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Probable Starters Southeast Missouri (9-11, 4-4 OVC) Ppg Rpg. F 03 Brett Hale, 6-3, So. 11.6 2.8 F 20 Tim Scheer, 6-7, Sr. 13.2 3.3 C 22 Brandon Griffin, 6-8, Jr. 11.4 10.6 G 33 Derek Winans, 6-2, So. 15.6 2.9 G 14 Kevin Roberts, 6-2, So 1.7 2.2THE TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 9-11 overall and 4-4 in the OVC after beating Tennessee State 87-67 on Thursday night and beating Tennessee Tech 75-71 on Saturday night. The Indians have wins over Central Methodist, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Oakland City, Missouri-Kansas City, Southwest Missouri, Eastern Kentucky, Murray State, Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech. 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. Eastern Illinois is 8-12 overall and 3-5 in the OVC after beating Tennessee State 96-67 on Saturday night. Morehead State leads the OVC with a record of 8-1 and stands 14-6 overall after whipping Kentucky Christian 88-39 on Saturday night. Eastern Kentucky is 8-11 overall and 2-6 in the OVC prior to a game on Thursday night at Eastern Illinois.
THE COACHES: Gary Garner is 91-74 in his sixth season at Southeast and is 338-238 in his 20th season as a collegiate head coach. Rick Samuels is 336-320 in his 24th year as a collegiate head coach. Kyle Macy is 69-89 in his seventh year at Morehead State. He is 4-9 vs. Southeast Missouri. Travis Ford is 22-50 in his fourth season at EKU. He is 89-81 in his sixth year as a collegiate head coach and is 0-7 vs. Southeast Missouri.
THE SERIES: Southeast Missouri leads the Eastern Illinois series 13-11. The Indians lead the Morehead State series 13-10 and the Eastern Kentucky series 14-9.
EARLIER GAMES: On Jan. 4, Eastern Illinois beat Southeast 85-75 at the Show Me Center. Henry Domercant led Eastern Illinois with 35 points while Derek Winans led Southeast with 23. On Jan. 11, Morehead State beat the Indians 77-63 in Morehead. Chez Marks led the Eagles with 26 points while Winans had 21 for Southeast. On Jan. 9, Southeast beat Eastern Kentucky 93-77 in Richmond. Brett Hale led Southeast with a career high 27 points while Shawn Fields and Ben Rushing each had 20 for the Colonels.
Garner Goes Over 90 Wins at Southeast: Last Thursday night's 87-67 win over Tennessee State was Gary Garner's 90th coaching win at Southeast. He added victory 91 on Saturday with the upset win over Tennessee Tech. He is now 91-74 in his sixth season at Southeast. In 20 years as a collegiate head coach, Garner is 338-238.
Good At The Line: Southeast is shooting .740 from the free throw line. Three players are shooting over 80% from the line. Brett Hale leads the OVC with 44-47 for .936, Cole Grapperhaus is 13-15 for .867 and Derek Winans is 49-61 for .803.
Griffin Leads OVC Rebounding, Ranks 11th Nationally: Junior college transfer Brandon Griffin, a three-time OVC Newcomer of the Week who has eight double-doubles this season, is the leading rebounder in the OVC with an average of 10.6 boards per game which ranks him 11h nationally. He leads the OVC in offensive rebounding with 4.2 per game. Griffin is averaging a double-double with 11.4 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. Against nationally ranked Creighton, Griffin had 9 points, 9 assists and 13 rebounds. Griffin has double figure rebounding in 13 of 20 games played.
Hale Tops OVC Free Throw Shooters: Sophomore guard Brett is 44-47 from the free throw line this season for .936, tops in the OVC. He has hit his last 16 free throws in a row. In his two seasons at Southeast, Hale is 83-90 from the line for a career percentage of .922.
Roberts Leads OVC in Assist/Turnover Ratio: Sophomore point guard Kevin Roberts leads the OVC in assist/turnover ratio with 3.2. Derek Winans is third with 1.7. 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 three games with only one turnover. Roberts has started the last six games and has averaged 9.2 assists per game in those games.
Scheer Leads OVC 3-Point Shooters: Senior Tim Scheer leads the OVC in 3-point field goal percentage with 29-65 for .46. He used a career high 32 points against Tennessee State to go over 800 points scored for his career. After 84 games at Southeast, he has 830 career points. This season, Scheer is the Indians' second leading scorer with 13.2 points per game.
Winans Ranked in Six OVC Stat Categories: Derek Winans, last season's OVC Freshman of the Year, is ranked in the OVC's top 10 in six different statistical categories. In the latest OVC stats, Winans ranks third in assist/turnover ratio (1.7), seventh in scoring (15.2), assists (3.74), 3-point field goal percentage (.402), and 3-point field goals made (2.26) and eighth in free throw percentage (.792). Winans leads the team in scoring with 15.2 points per game and is second in assists with 3.7 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 the loss at Western Illinois. He was 14-19 from the floor and 5-9 from three. A 4.0 student, Winans is a two-time OVC Medal of Honor winner.
Hence Bounces Back: Junior Damarcus Hence who has been slowed by injuries and illness, is slowly returning to full strength. 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 11.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. Hence is the second leading rebounder for the Indians.
King Suffers Knee Injury: Demetrius King, who had 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 .417 from three while averaging 6.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.
Grapperhaus Contributes: True freshman Cole Grapperhaus had a career high six points and seven rebounds vs. Tennessee State. 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 13. games averaging 1.9 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.
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 1.7 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in 18 games played.
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.
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 176-62 (.739) in games played at the Show Me Center. This season, the Indians are 6-3 at the SMC.
Murray State Game On WPSD-TV: The Southeast game at Murray State on Feb. 15 will be televised live by WPSD-TV of Paducah. Game time will be 7 p.m. The Southeast and Murray State women will play at 4 p.m.
SID Streak: Southeast SID Ron Hines has worked 654 consecutive basketball games at Southeast. The streak is the longest in Division I basketball. Hines has not missed a game since 1980.
Next Game: After the three games this week, Southeast will go on the road next week to play at Tennessee-Martin on Thursday, Feb. 13 and at Murray State on Saturday, Feb. 15.