Southeast Basketball Hosts Central Methodist
Dec. 10, 2004
Central Methodist at Southeast Missouri State
Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004
Show Me Center, 7:30 p.m.
The Teams: Southeast Missouri State is 2-4 after road losses at Bradley, Wisconsin-Green Bay and Western Kentucky, home wins over Rockhurst and South Dakota State and a home loss to Montana.
Central Methodist is 8-4. The Runnin' Eagles lost at Avila in Kansas City on Thursday night.
The Coaches: Gary Garner is 353-267 in his 22nd year as a collegiate head coach. He is 106-102 in his eighth year at Southeast. Jeff Sherman is in his 20th season at Central Methodist.
The Series: Southeast leads the Central Methodist series 6-2. The teams last met in 2002 when Southeast claimed an 82-63 win at the Show Me Center.
GOLSON REBOUNDS: Senior Reggie Golson leads the OVC in offensive rebounding with 3.50 per game and is second in overall rebounding with 8.5 per game. He had a career high 14 rebounds vs. Montana.
Golson also leads the team in field goal percentage (.581), blocks (10) and steals (11).
With Dainmon Gonner out of the lineup vs. Rockhurst, Golson stepped up with a career high 30 points and 13 rebounds. He also had a block and four steals.
WINANS RETURNS: Derek Winans returned to practice on Monday, Nov. 29, after being released by his St. Louis doctor. He had not started practice because of a stress fracture in his leg
Winans played 18 minutes vs. South Dakota State with three points and two rebounds. He played 17 minutes vs. Montana with two points and a team-high four assists.
Winans has 1,269 career points and is the active career scoring leader in the OVC. He needs eight more points to move into sixth place on the all-time Southeast scoring list and ten points to move into fifth place.
Winans streak of having started 84 consecutive games ended at Bradley. He has been Southeast's top scorer for each of the last three seasons and is the school's first ever basketball Academic All-American.
GONNER LEADS IN SCORING: Senior Dainmon Gonner leads the team in scoring with 21.3 points per game. He had a career high 36 points in the season opening loss at Bradley. Gonner was 11-20 from the field, 5-9 from three and 9-13 from the line. He also led the team in rebounding with eight.
HALE LEADS OVC FROM 3: Senior Brett Hale has connected on 12-19 treys this season for .632, tops in the OVC.
INJURIES: James White will miss the game with a knee injury that could sideline him for the year. Mike Nelke suffered a cut in his mouth that required three stitches and a bruised thigh in the Montana game. MRI results show he has a small fracture in his left wrist, but he will continue to play. He is probable for the Central Methodist game. Waylon Francis suffered a dislocated finger on his left hand in practice on Dec. 3. He is probable for limited playing time vs. Central Methodist.
BUZZER BEATER: Mike Nelke's off balance 3-pointer at the buzzer provided Southeast with a 59-58 win over South Dakota State. Nelke, who has been hampered by a bad wrist, was 0-8 from the field prior to his game winning shot.
PARADOSKI NAMED OVC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Paul Paradoski was last week's Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week after recording a double-double in his first collegiate start against Rockhurst. Paradoski had 10 points and 11 assists. He also started against Wisconsin-Green Bay and had no points but four assists and two steals while committing only one turnover. Paradoski is second in the OVC in assist/turnover ratio with 2.85.
HOT HALF: After shooting only 33% from the floor in the first half at Bradley, Southeast shot 64% in the second half. The Indians were 18-28 from the field and 4-7 from three. For the game, Southeast shot 49% from the field, 54% from three and 67% from the line.
CANADA TRIP: Southeast got a jump start on the 2004-2005 season by playing three exhibition games in Canada over the Labor Day weekend. Southeast was 2-1.
FRANCIS BREAKS OUT: Waylon Francis had his best game of the season at Western Kentucky with a career high 10 points and nine rebounds. He averages four points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
COPI-RITE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Copi-Rite of Cape Girardeau sponsors a Player of the Game after each home game. The game by game winners include:
Nov. 23 vs. Rockhurst - Reggie Golson
Dec. 9 vs. Montana - Reggie Golson
SID STREAK: Ron Hines, Southeast Sports Information Director, has worked 701 consecutive basketball games. He has not missed a game since 1980.
MILITARY APPRECIATION: Saturday night's game with Central Methodist will be Military Night with all military personnel and families admitted free.
EARLY SIGNING: Southeast has signed 6-7 Tyrell Curry of State Fair Community College to a national letter of intent. Curry played at Cincinnati State Community College last season where he averaged 11 points and nine rebounds per game. He is originally from Tacoma, Wash.
NEXT: Southeast will host regional rival Southern Illinois on Saturday, Dec. 18, 8 p.m.
SOUTHEAST ON RADIO: All Southeast games can be heard on the Southeast Radio Network anchored by K-103 FM in Cape Girardeau. Erik Sean will be in his fourth season as the play-by-play voice of Southeast basketball. Todd Bonacki will add commentary for home games while Ron Hines will do color on the road games. The games can also be heard on the internet at www.k103fm.com.
GARNER ON TELEVISION: Southeast Missouri Basketball with Gary Garner will be televised weekly on UPN-The Beat. Todd Richards hosts the show that airs at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday.
Gary Garner ON RADIO: Gary Garner has a one-hour radio show each Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The show is broadcast live from Buffalo Wild Wings in Cape Girardeau on ESPN Radio, 1220 AM. Erik Sean is host for the show that also includes call-ins and audience participation.