March 3, 2011
2011 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Quarterfinals
#7 Southeast Missouri (10-21) vs. #3 Austin Peay (19-12)
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tip-Off: 8 p.m., CT
Site: Nashville Municipal Auditorium (9,654)
Series Record: Austin Peay leads, 30-15
Coaches: Dickey Nutt (206-231 Overall,
17-44 at Southeast, 9-27 OVC); Dave Loos
(432-341 Overall, 350-288 at APSU, 222-133 OVC)
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Southeast Missouri Notes
Southeast Missouri Probable Starters
Lucas Nutt, G
Marland Smith, G
Anthony Allison, G
Cameron Butler, F
Leon Powell, F
Austin Peay Probable Starters
Caleb Brown, G
Will Triggs, F
TyShwan Edmondson, G
John Fraley, C
Josh Terry, F
Six Still Alive
Six teams remain in this year's Ohio
Valley Conference Tournament. No. 8
UT Martin eliminated No. 5 Tennessee
State (68-64) and No. 7 Southeast
Missouri knocked out No. 6 Eastern
Kentucky (65-49) in first round action
Redhawks End Two-Game Skid in Tournament Play
Southeast ended a two-game losing
streak at the Ohio Valley Conference
Tournament with its win over Eastern
Kentucky Wednesday. The tournament
victory was the Redhawks first since
All-Time at the OVC Tournament
The Redhawks improved to 7-8 all-time
in Ohio Valley Conference Tournament games. Southeast last made the
tournament in 2006-07 where it fell to No. 3 seed Tennessee Tech, 88-60, in the first round. The Redhawks were a No. 6 seed in their last postseason appearance.
This year marks Southeast's 10th
OVC Tournament appearance. The
Redhawks previously made the tourney
in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002,
2003, 2005 and 2007.
Southeast vs. Austin Peay at OVC Tournament
Thursday marks the third time where
Southeast faces Austin Peay at the
Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.
The Redhawks are 0-2 against the
Governors in postseason play. Austin
Peay eliminated Southeast in the first
first round of the 1998 and 2001
Austin Peay is 30-15 in its all-time series
against Southeast. The Governors have
beaten the Redhawks six-straight times.
Austin Peay averaged 76.5 points in 76.5 points in two wins against Southeast
this year. The Governors won, 78-60, in
Cape Girardeau on Dec. 2 and, 75-52,
in Clarksville on Feb. 26.
Southeast vs. the OVC Tournament Field
Southeast is 0-2 vs. Austin Peay, 1-0
vs. Eastern Illinois, 2-1 vs. Murray State,
1-0 vs. UT Martin, 0-2 vs. Tennessee
Tech, 0-1 vs. Morehead State, 1-1 vs.
Eastern Kentucky and 2-1 vs. Middle
Tennessee all-time at the Ohio Valley
Redhawks Post First Round Win
The Redhawks were eliminated in the first
round of the Ohio Valley Conference
Tournament in six of its first nine
appearances leading up to Wednesday's win
over Eastern Kentucky. Southeast previously
suffered first-round losses in 1997, 1998,
2001, 2002, 2003 and 2007.
Smith Keys Southeast's First OVC Tournament Victory
Marland Smith registered his first career
double-double with 20 points and 11
rebounds against Eastern Kentucky (Mar. 2).
Smith (6-of-13) made each of his six field
goals from three-point range. He had four
treys in the first half alone. Smith, who has
scored double figures in five-straight games,
finished with 20 or more points for a
team-high eighth time this season.
Powell Steps Up Again
Second-Team All-Ohio Valley Conference
and All-Newcomer Team selection Leon
Powell scored 12 points, had six rebounds,
dished out a career-high seven assists and
gathered two blocks in his OVC Tournament
debut against Eastern Kentucky Wednesday.
Powell scored double figures for the 26th
time in 31 starts this year.
Southeast held Eastern Kentucky to a
season-low .281 (16-of-57) field goal
percentage and 49 points in Wednesday's
first-round matchup. The Redhawks also
held the Colonels scoreless for a span of
7:15 and used a 13-0 run to put the game
out of reach in the second half.
Brister Gives Redhawks Quality Minutes
Marcus Brister came off the bench to
score 11 points against Eastern Kentucky
(Mar. 2). Brister made 3-of-5 field goals
and 5-of-10 free throws. He also grabbed
five rebounds, dished out three assists,
had one steal and only one turnover in
28 minutes. Brister has scored double-
digits in two-straight games.
Lucas Nutt made a perfect 2-of-2
three-pointers and 4-of-4 free throws in
38 minutes against Eastern Kentucky
(Mar. 2). Nutt was one of four Redhawks
with double figures in the scoring column
against the Colonels. He also had six
assists, one steal and no turnovers.
Southeast opened Ohio Valley Conference
Tournament play by shooting a season-
best 58.3 percent (21-of-36) from the field.
The Redhawks hit 10 of their first 16 shots
of the game and shot 71.4 percent (5-of-7)
from three-point range in the first half
Wednesday. Southeast finished with a
66.7 percent (8-of-12) clip from three-point
land, also a season-high.
Against the No. 3 Seed
The Redhawks are 2-2 against the No. 3
seed at the Ohio Valley Conference
Tournament. Southeast has faced the
No. 3 seed the most times in its 10 trips
to the OVC Tournament.
Governors Present Tall Task
Austin Peay has the second-most Ohio
Valley Conference Tournament victories.
The Governors are 37-31 all-time in
OVC Tournament play. Austin Peay also
has four OVC Tournament titles, with
its last in 2007-08.