Basketball Notes for New Orleans
Nov. 26, 2002
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL 2002-03 SID: Ron Hines (573) 651-2294 Home (618) 985-3452 Fax: (573) 651-2810 Press Row: (573) 651-5014
Basketball Game Information University Hoops Classic Fogelman Arena, New Orleans, La. Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 Southeast vs. Wisc.-Milwaukee, Nov. 28, 5 p.m. Southeast vs. Indiana State, Nov. 29, 5 p.m. Southeast vs. TBA, Dec. 1, TBA
Southeast Missouri State University New Orleans Headquarters Inter-Continental Hotel (504) 585-4392
Probable Starters Southeast Missouri "Indians" (1-1) Ppg Rpg. F 24 Damarcus Hence, 6-6, Jr. 17.0 8.0 C 22 Brandon Griffin, 6-8, Jr. 12.5 8.0 G 33 Derek Winans, 6-2, So. 16.5 2.0 G 03 Brett Hale, 6-3, So. 13.0 5.5 G 14 Kevin Roberts, 6-3, So. 3.5 3.0THE TEAMS: Southeast is 1-1 after a season opening 83-71 loss at Arkansas State and a home opening 82-63 win over Central Methodist. Southeast was 2-0 in exhibition games after beating Missouri-Rolla 77-53 and beating Dream Builders 92-52.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee was 0-1 prior to a Tuesday night game with Mississippi Valley State. The loss was on the road at Wisconsin.
Indian State was 1-0 prior to a game at Valparaiso on Tuesday night. The Sycamores beat Youngstown State 63-56.
THE COACHES: Gary Garner is 83-64 in his sixth season at Southeast and is 330-227 in his 20th season as a collegiate head coach.
Bruce Pearl is 16-14 in his second season at UWM and is 147-60 in his 11th season as a collegiate head coach.
Royce Waltman is 271-153 in his 16th season as a collegiate head coach. He is 82-67 in his sixth season at ISU.
THE SERIES: Southeast leads the series with Wisconsin-Milwaukee 4-1. The teams last met in 1995 with Southeast gaining a 75-71 win in Milwaukee.
Indiana State leads Southeast 1-0 with a 23-22 win during the 1938-39 season.
SOUTHEAST NOTES Good Shooting: Southeast shot 52% from the field, 33% from three and 75% from the line in the season opening loss at Arkansas State and came back to shoot 46% from the field, 28% from three and 72% from the line vs. Central Methodist.
Hence Leads The Way: Junior Damarcus Hence led the Indians in the season opener at Arkansas State with a career-high 24 points and eight rebounds. He was 8-12 from the field, 2-5 from three and 6-8 from the line. Against Central Methodist, Hence had 10 points and eight rebounds. He averages a team-high 17 points per game and is tied for the team lead in rebounds with eight per game.
Griffin on the Boards: Junior college transfer Brandon Griffin had eight rebounds at ASU despite playing only 26 minutes because of foul trouble. He also contributed six points on 3-6 shooting. Griffin had 19 points and eight rebounds vs. Central Methodist. He averages 12.5 points and eight rebounds per game. Griffin is originally from Greensburg, La. where he attended St. Helena Central High School.
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. Winans led the Indians in scoring (14.9 ppg), 3-pointers (53), steals (45), assists (80), minutes played (34.8) and was third in free throw percentage (.797) and rebounding (4.6). With 402 points scored, Winans ranks as the top freshman scorer at Southeast since William "Bud" Eley scored 465 points during the 1995-96 season. Winans was the Indians' rebounding leader in OVC games with an average of 5.3 per game. In OVC statistics, Winans was ranked in nine different statistical categories. A 4.0 student, Winans is a two-time OVC Medal of Honor winner.
Winans had 13 points, two rebounds, one assist and one block in the opener at Arkansas State. He had 20 points, six assists, four steals and two rebounds against Central Methodist. He is averaging 16.5 points, 3.5 assists, two steals and two rebounds per game.
Hale is Solid: Sophomore Brett Hale had 12 points and six rebounds in the season opener. He also had two assists, one block and one steal. Against Central Methodist he had 14 points, five rebounds and five assists to average 13 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
Golson Will Debut in New Orleans: Junior college transfer Reggie Golson has been recovering from minor knee surgery, but is expected to see his first playing time on Thursday vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Scheer Returns: Senior Tim Scheer missed the Arkansas State game and the final exhibition game with a strained right calf muscle, but saw limited playing time against Central Methodist. He had four points and three rebounds in 13 minutes played. Scheer has played in 68 games at Southeast and has 584 career points and 378 career rebounds.
Roberts at the Point: Sophomore Kevin Roberts has started the first two games at point guard. He averages 3.5 points, three assists and three rebounds per game.
King on Target: Demetrius King is shooting 50% from the field on 6-12 shooting. He is 0-4 from three. King averages six points and three rebounds per game.
Crader in the Middle: Sophomore Adam Crader, 6-11, 250, has averaged 11-minutes per game with an average of five points and 2.5 rebounds per game.
Grapperhaus Debuts: True freshman Cole Grapperhaus played seven minutes in the season opener with two points and two blocks. He did not score in seven minutes played vs. Central Methodist. Grapperhaus leads the team in blocks with three.
At the Show Me Center: Southeast is 171-59 (.743) in games at the Show Me Center.
Thanksgiving in New Orleans: The Indians leave Tuesday afternoon for New Orleans where they will compete in the University Hoops Classic at Tulane University. Southeast opens play Thanksgiving day with a 5 p.m. game against Wisconsin-Milwaukee and will play Indiana State at 5 p.m. on Friday. Saturday is a day off with a game on Sunday against Tulane, Central Florida or Maine.
All tournament games are played at Fogelman Arena on the campus of Tulane University. The Southeast headquarters in New Orleans will be the Inter-Continental Hotel (504) 585-4392.
Next Home Game: Southeast will host Oakland City at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The Salukis of Southern Illinois will be at the Show Me Center on Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.