Basketball Redhawks Hit The Road
Dec. 4, 2006
BASKETBALL GAME INFORMATION
Thursday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Southeast Missouri @ Tennessee State
Gentry Complex, Nashville, Tenn.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Southeast Missouri @ Tennessee Tech
Eblen Center, Cookeville, Tenn.
THE TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 3-5 overall and 1-0 in the OVC after beating UT Martin 81-79 on Saturday night.
Tennessee State is 2-3 overall and 0-0 in the OVC.
Tennessee Tech is 3-3 overall and 0-1 in the OVC after a loss at Austin Peay.
THE COACHES: Southeast Missouri is under the direction of new head coach Scott Edgar, an assistant at Tennessee last season, who has served as head coach at Duquesne and Murray State. He has also been an assistant at Tulsa, Arkansas and Alabama-Birmingham. His collegiate head coaching record is 111-100 in his eighth season. Edgar is 4-6 vs. Tennessee State and is 7-1 vs. Tennessee Tech.
Cy Alexander is 36-56 in his fourth season at TSU and is 306-237 in his 20th season as a collegiate head coach.
Mike Sutton is 73-53 in his fifth season at Tennessee Tech.
THE SERIES: The Southeast series with Tennessee State is tied 15-15. Tennessee Tech leads the Southeast series 20-11.
LAST SEASON: Southeast and TSU split two games with the Redhawks winning 70-69 at the Show Me Center while the Tigers won 68-63 in Nashville.
Tennessee Tech swept the two game series winning 79-65 at the Show Me Center and 87-76 in Cookeville.
1-0 IN THE OVC: The Redhawks are 1-0 in the OVC after beating UT Martin 81-79 on Saturday night. The last time Southeast had a league opening win was a road win at Tennessee Tech during the NCAA 1999-2000 season.
TALENTED TRANSFERS: Two highly touted transfers lead Southeast in scoring and rebounding. Brandon Foust, a transfer from Oklahoma, averages 11.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Michael Rembert, a transfer from Bradley, averages 9.0 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
JOHNSON IS HEALTHY: Junior guard David Johnson has fully recovered from hernia surgery that forced him to miss all but three games last season. He averaged 9.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in the three games before being lost for the remainder of the season after the surgery. Johnson, who had 20 points against UT Martin, averages 9.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.
RAYTOWN DUO: Roderick Pearson and JaJuan Maxwell are both from Raytown, Mo. (a suburb of Kansas City), but played at rival high schools. Pearson, a jet quick guard, played at Raytown South while Maxwell, a versatile 6-6 player, played for Raytown High School.
Pearson averages 4.9 points per game while Maxwell, who had a career high 11 points at Evansville, averages 4.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.
REDHAWKS AWARD: The Southeast coaching staff bestows a Redhawks Award any time a player has points, rebounds and assists that equal 25 or more. Brandon Foust received a Redhawks Award when he had 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists vs. Alaska. David Johnson received the award after 20 points, four rebounds and four assists vs. UT Martin.
CONNECT-RITE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Members of the media select a Southeast Connect-Rite Player of the Game after each Southast home game. The winners are listed below.
UC-Riverside - Michael Rembert
IPFW - David Johnson
UT Martin - David Johnson
FOUST HONORED: Brandon Foust was named to the Top of the World Classic All-Tournament team. He currently leads the team in scoring with 11.6 points per game and is tied for the lead in rebounding with 5.4 rebounds per game.
AT THE SHOW ME CENTER: The Redhawks are 2-1 at the Show Me Center this season and are 202-83 (.709) since the facility opened in 1987.
REDHAWKS ADD ST. LOUIS RADIO STATION: The Southeast Basketball Network has added 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.
Scott Edgar RADIO SHOW: Scott Edgar will have a weekly radio show on KGIR, 1220 AM in Cape Girardeau. He will be on from 7-8 p.m. each Monday with host Erik Sean. They will talk Redhawks basketball and take calls from listeners.
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 and will be hosted by Heartland Sports Director Todd Richards. The show will also be shown on Charter Cable, Channel 11, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at both 8 and 9 p.m.
LIVE VIDEO STREAMING: Southeast fans will be able to watch Redhawks basketball on the interent through the Ohio Valley Conference's new premium web site, OVCSports.TV.
OVCSports.TV can be accessed by loggin on to the OVC Web site, www.ovcsports.com, and is made possible through a partnership with XOX Technologies,, a leading provider of sports technology. Subscriptions are available on an annual, seasonal and per-event basis.
SID STREAK: Southeast SID Ron Hines has worked 764 consecutive basketball games. He has not missed a game since 1980.
NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: After the road games at Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech, the Redhawks return to the Show Me Center on Sunday, Dec. 17, 4:30 p.m., for an OVC contest against Jacksonville State.