Southeast Opens Conference Play Thursday Night
Dec. 3, 2007
THE TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 4-4 after beating Louisiana Tech 59-54 on Wednesday night in Ruston, La. And losing to Bradley, 90-72, on Saturday. The Redhawks also have wins Evansville, Culver-Stockton, and Longwood with losses to nationally ranked Xavier and Illinois State of the Missouri Valley Conference. Tennessee State is 2-4 after playing Indiana of the Big 10 Conference tough on Monday night. Tennessee Tech is is 2-6 overall and 0-1 in the OVC after losing to Austin Peay, 79-76, on Saturday night. The Golden Eagles will play at Eastern Illinois on Thursday night.
THE COACHES: Scott Edgar is 15-24 in his second season as head coach at Southeast after previous head coaching stints at Murray State and Duquesne. His collegiate record is 120-117 in his ninth year as a head coach. Cy Alexander is 48-77 in his fifth season at TSU and is 318-258 in his 21st year as a head coach. Mike Sutton is 91-69 in his sixth season at Tennessee Tech.
THE SERIES: The Tennessee State series is tied 16-16. Tennessee Tech leads the series 20-11 and has won the last eight games.
LAST SEASON: The Redhawks split with Tennessee State, winning 92-78 at the Show Me Center and losing 75-72 in Nashville. Tennessee Tech claimed three wins over the Redhawks including a first round win in the OVC tournament.
PEARSON LEADS SCORERS: Sophomore point guard Roderick Pearson is tied for the team lead in scoring, assists and minutes played. Pearson averages 13 points, 2.7 assists, and 27.6 minutes per game.
WILLIAMS LEADS REBOUNDERS: Calvin Williams, a transfer from Colorado, leads the Redhawks in rebounding with 7.4 per game and in blocked shots with 1.6 per game.
IMPRESSIVE START BY BOGAN: True freshman Will Bogan, 6-10, 300, is off to an impressive start with the Redhawks. After seven games, Bogan averages 8.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. He is shooting .543 from the field and .579 from the line. Bogan also has seven assists and six blocked shots.
REMBERT RETURNS: Senior post player Michael Rembert began his collegiate career at Bradley. He played for the Braves in 2003-04 and 2004-05 including a game against Southeast is 2004. He is recovering from two off season knee surgeries, and saw his first playing time of the season in the win over Culver-Stockton. Rembert, who has started the last two games, averaged 9.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game last season.
BENCH CONTRIBUTES: In Wednesday night's win at Louisiana Tech, 29 of the 59 points came from the bench.
FOUST CONTRIBUTES: Senior Brandon Foust, a transfer from Oklahoma and a preseason all-OVC choice, has been coming off the bench and posting impressive numbers. Foust averages 11.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. He is shooting a team-high .544 from the field.
DREW IS HOT: Long range bomber Jimmy Drew, a sophomore from Anna, Ill., is shooting .520 from three and 9-10 from the line.
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 Nov. 1. 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 OFF THE BENCH: Junior college transfer Jaycen Herring, who led the Redhawks in both exhibition games, has fully recovered from a thumb injury suffered 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.
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.
HALL OF FAME CDEREMONY LIVE ON THE WEB: The Southeast Missouri State Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday at the Show Me Center will be webcast on kfvs12.com. The event begins at 6 p.m. with the web cast beginning at 7:45 p.m. Thre will be four individuals and the 1985-86 basketball team inducted. They will also be introduced at halftime of Saturday night's Hall of Fame game with Tennessee Tech.
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 797 consecutive basketball games. He has not missed a game since 1980.
NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: The Redhawks open OVC play on Thursday against Tennessee State at the Show Me Center, 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, the Redhawks will host Tennessee Tech in the Hall of Fame game.