Redhawks Go On The Road For Two Games
Nov. 26, 2007
BASKETBALL GAME INFORMATION
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m.
Southeast Missouri at Louisiana Tech
Thomas Center, Ruston, La.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:05 p.m.
Southeast Missouri at Bradley
Carver Arena, Peoria, Ill.
TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 3-3. The Redhawks lost a double-overtime thriller to Coppin State yesterday, 102-99. The Redhawks beat Evansville of the Missouri Valley Conference 87-77 on Tuesday night and Culver-Stockton 87-78 last Friday night. The other tournament losses are to nationally ranked Xavier 90-59 and Illinois State of the Missouri Valley Conference, 90-71 on Wednesday. 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 Ohio Valley Conference last season. The Redhawks have been picked to finish fifth in the OVC this season.
Louisiana Tech is 1-3 after a loss on Saturday at Arkansas-Little Rock.
Bradley is 4-2.
THE COACHES: Scott Edgar is 13-23 in his second season as head coach at Southeast after previous head coaching stints at Murray State and Duquesne. His collegiate record is 122-118 in his ninth year as a head coach.
Kerry Rupp is 1-3 in his first season at Louisiana Tech.
Jim Les is 88-75 in his sixth season at Bradley.
THE SERIES: Louisiana Tech leads the series 2-1 with both wins at the Show Me Center. The game in Ruston will be a return from last year's Bracket Buster game won by the Bulldogs 72-56. In the only game played in Ruston, La., Southeast won 69-65 in 1996.
Bradley leads the series 3-2.
IMPRESSIVE START BY BOGAN: True freshman Will Bogan, 6-10, 300, is off to an impressive start with the Redhawks. After six games, Bogan averages 10.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. He had his first double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds against Coppin State. He is shooting .568 from the field and .647 from the line. Bogan also has seven assists and seven blocked shots.
PEARSON LEADS SCORERS: Sophomore point guard Rod Pearson leads Southeast in scoring with 13.7 points per game. He had a seasonal high 22 points vs. Longwood, 18 points vs. Culver-Stockton and 14 points against Evansville. For the season, he is shooting .500 from the field, .429 from three and .800 from the line.
WILLIAMS IS OVC NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: Calvin Williams, this week's OVC Newcomer of the Year, had back to back double-doubles with 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. Evansville and 11 points and 10 rebounds vs. Coppin State. He averages 9.8 points and a team-high 7.3 rebounds per game.
DREW IS HOT: Jimmy Drew was 6-8 from three while scoring a career high 19 points against Coppin State. For the season, Drew is 12-22 from three for .545.
HERRING RETURNS: Junior college transfer Jaycen Herring, who led the Redhawks scoring 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 and played 20-minutes vs. Illinois State with eight points and four rebounds. He did not play in the Culver-Stockton game, but returned vs. Evansville with 10 points and four rebounds. Against Coppin State he had 13 points and three rebounds.
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 2-0 IN EXHIBITIONS: Southeast beat Missouri-Rolla 80-63 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. 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.
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 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
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.
AT THE SHOW ME CENTER: Southeast has a record of 207-90 (.697) at the Show Me Center since the facility opened in 1987.
SID STREAK: Southeast SID Ron Hines has worked 795 consecutive basketball games. He has not missed a game since 1980.
NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: Following the road games at Louisiana Tech and Bradley, Southeast will open Ohio Valley Conference play at the Show Me Center on Jan. 6 vs. Tennessee State with Tennessee Tech following on Jan. 8