Southeast Men's Basketball Plays Wednesday & Friday
Nov. 13, 2007
THE TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 0-1 after losing to nationally ranked Xavier 90-59 on Saturday night in Cincinnati. The Redhawks were 2-0 in exhibition play, beating Lincoln 102-96 and Missouri-Rolla, 80-63. Southeast Missouri State was 11-20 overall and 9-11 in the in the Ohio Valley Conference last season. The Redhawks have been picked to finish fifth in the OVC this season. Illinois State is 1-0 after beating UMSL 70-37 in Sunday's season opener. The Redbirds, who have been picked to finish fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference, were 15-16 last season. Culver-Stockton is 1-2 with a win over William Woods and losses to Hannibal Lagrange and Iowa Wesleyan. Culver-Stockton hosts Graceland on Tuesday.
THE COACHES: Scott Edgar is 11-21 in his second season as head coach at Southeast after previous head coaching stints at Murray State and Duquesne. His collegiate record is 119-116 in his ninth year as a head coach. Tim Jankovic is 1-0 in his first season at Illinois State. He is 104-71 in his seventh season as a collegiate head coach. Brad Hoyt is 20-43 in his third season at Culver-Stockton.
THE SERIES: Illinois State leads the series 5-1. The Culver-Stockton series is tied 1-1.
CHICAGO INVITATIONAL CHALLENGE: Southeast is 0-1 in after losing to Xavier in an opening round game in the Chicago Invitational Challenge. The Redhawks continue tournament play at Illinois State before playing two games in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Redhawks will face Coppin State at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 and will play either Longwood or North Carolina-Wilmington at either 11:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 24. Southeast is Illinois State's first tournament game. The Redbirds will also host North Carolina-Wilmington before playing Indiana and either Xavier or Kent State in Chicago.
TOUGH OPENER: The Redhawks dropped their season opener at nationally ranked Xavier 90-59. The host Musketeers out rebounded the Redhawks 54-36 and forced 20 turnovers.
BELL CITY REUNION: The Illinois State game will be a reunion for two of the biggest stars in Bell City High School history. Dom Johnson is a senior guard at Illinois State while Will Bogan is a freshman post player at Southeast. Johnson, who had 11 points in the Redbirds season opening win over UMSL, was a three-time IA all-state selection and led the Cubs to two state championships. He played two seasons at Three Rivers before transferring to Illinois State. Bogan, who had 10 rebounds and five blocked shots in the Redhawks opening season loss at Xavier, led the Cubs to second place finishes in the 2006 and 2007 state tournaments while winning all-state honors.
FAMILIAR FACE: Former Southeast Missouri State assistant coach Anthony Beane who is originally from Bernie, Mo., is now an assistant at Illinois State. Beane was an assistant at Southeast from 1997-2000. He is in his first season at ISU.
REDHAWKS 2-0 IN EXHIBITIONS: Southeast beat Missouri-Rolla 80-63 on Saturday night to end a 2-0 exhibition season. The Redhawks came from behind to beat a hot shooting Lincoln team, 102-96, in the exhibition opener on Thursday night. Jaycen Herring led five Redhawks in double figures with 22 points while freshman Will Bogan added 20 points and a game-high 17 rebounds. Herring had 19 points and six rebounds vs. Missouri-Rolla while sophomore guard Rod Pearson had 11 points. Senior David Johnson had a team-high four assists and added seven rebounds.
HERRING INJURES THUMB: Junior college transfer Jaycen Herring, who led the Redhawks in both exhibition games, suffered a thumb injury in practice the day before the Xavier game. The 6-5 transfer from Palm Beach CC who played his freshman season at Tennessee-Chattanooga, Herring averaged 20.5 points per game in the two exhibition games. With a heavily taped right thumb, he played just 18-minutes at Xavier with four points.
BOGAN LEADS REBOUNDERS: Freshman Will Bogan, 6-10, 300, averaged 10.5 rebounds per game in the exhibition games and had 10 boards in the season opener at Xavier. Bogan had 20 points and 17 rebounds vs. Lincoln and seven points and four rebounds vs. Missouri-Rolla.
REMBERT IS OUT: Senior post player Michael Rembert, who is recovering from two off season knee surgeries, will not play against Illinois State. He is expected to be ready for limited play in the home opener vs. Culver-Stockton on Nov. 16. Rembert, a transfer from Bradley, averaged 9.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game last season.
MAXWELL HAS SURGERY: Sophomore Jajuan Maxwell had minor knee surgery on Oct. 22. It was Maxwell's second surgery since last season and increases the possibility that he will be redshirted this season.
REDHAWKS HAVE ST. LOUIS RADIO STATION: The Southeast Basketball Network includes 1380 ESPN Radio in St. Louis. The network operated by Mississippi River Radio, will be anchored by 100,000 watt K-103 FM in Cape Girardeau. Other network stations include KSIM, Sikeston;, KWOC, Poplar Bluff and KMAL, Malden. Erik Sean will be the play-by-play voice of Redhawks basketball with Todd Bonacki adding commentary at home games and Ron Hines adding color during the road games.
REDHAWKS BASKETBALL WITH Scott Edgar: Edgar will have a weekly television show on WQWQ-TV, the Heartland's CW. The show will be seen at 11 p.m. each Monday night beginning on Nov. 26 and will be hosted by Heartland Sports Director Todd Richards. The show will also be shown on Charter Cable, Channel 11 at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The show will also air on The Storm Team 24-hour Weather Channel at times yet to be determined.
EDGAR ON RADIO: The Scott Edgar Radio Show will be heard every Tuesday, 6 p.m., on ESPN 1220 Radio. The hour long show that will include call ins, will be hosted by Erik Sean.
SID STREAK: Southeast SID Ron Hines has worked 790 consecutive basketball games. He has not missed a game since 1980.
NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: Following the Illinois State and Culber-Stockton games, the Redhawks will host Evansville of the Missouri Valley Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 20.