Southeast Missouri Basketball Hosts Kentucky Christian
Nov. 24, 2003
Kentucky Christian @ SE Missouri
Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, 7:30 p.m. Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Southeast Missouri State (1-0)
F 03 Brett Hale, 6-3, Jr.
F 01 Dainmon Gonner, 6-6, Jr
C 22 Brandon Griffin, 6-8, Sr.
G 33 Derek Winans, 6-3, Jr.
G 12 Terrick Willoughby, 6-4, Fr.
Kentucky Christian (7-5)
F 15 T.J. Lykins, 6-4, Sr.
C 24 Jonathan Doub, 6-4, So.
G 31 Daniel Williams, 6-3, So.
G 11 Durstin Stakely, 5-10, Sr.
G 10 Dave Anderson, 5-10, Sr.
THE TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 1-0 after a season opening 63-62 win over Wisconsin-Green Bay. The Indians shot 48% from the field, 44% from three and 63.6% from the line.
Kentucky Christian, National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCAA) II, is 7-5 and has won five straight. The Knights won the Multnomah Bible College Tournament in Portland, Oregon last week with a 3-0 record.
The Knights, who won 23 games last season, average 87 points per game.
THE COACHES: Gary Garner is 93-82 in his 7th season at Southeast and is 341-246 in his 21st year as a collegiate head coach.
Chad Leach is in his third season as coach of the Knights. He recorded 13 wins his first season and 23 wins last season when he was a National Coach of the Year nominee.
THE SERIES: First meeting
SOUTHEAST PICKED 4th IN OVC: The preseason poll of league coaches and sports information directors picked Southeast to finish fourth in the OVC behind Austin Peay, Morehead State and Murray State.
OVC STAT LEADERS RETURN: Junior guards Brett Hale and Kevin Roberts both led the OVC in statistical categories last season. Hale led the league in free throw percentage with 64-70 for .914. Roberts led the league in assists with 179 and in assist/turnover ratio with 3.1. The 179 assists was the second highest single season market Southeast putting him just behind school record holder Dwayne Rutherford who had 200 assists during the 1998-99 season.
WINANS CLOSES ON MILESTONES: Junior guard Derek Winans who has started 58 straight games at Southeast has 871 career points. He needs just 129 points to become the 18th player in Southeast history to score 1,000 points.
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 that will be shared with football coach Tim Billings this Wednesday.
NEXT GAME: Southeast goes on the road to play two games in the Montana Tournament with games in Missoula, Mont. on Saturday and Sunday. The Indians also have a Wednesday, Dec. 3 matchup at SIU-Carbondale before returning to the Show Me Center on Dec. 6 to take on UMKC..