Southeast Hosts Regional Rival Southern Illinois on Saturday
Dec. 16, 2004
Southern Illinois-Carbondale at Southeast Missouri State
Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004
Show Me Center, 8:00 p.m.
The Teams: Southeast Missouri State is 3-4 after road losses at Bradley, Wisconsin-Green Bay and Western Kentucky, home wins over Rockhurst, South Dakota State and Central Methodist and a home loss to Montana.
Southern Illinois-Carbondale is 6-2 with wins over Augustana, Tennessee State, Vanderbilt, UTEP, Murray State and Wright State and losses at Hawaii and at Arkansas-Little Rock.
The Coaches: Gary Garner is 354-267 in his 22nd year as a collegiate head coach. He is 107-102 in his eighth year at Southeast. Chris Lowery, an assistant at Southeast during the 2000-2001 season, is 6-2 in his first year as head coach at SIU.
The Series: Southern Illinois leads the series 67-44 and has won 10 of the last 11. Southeast's last win in the series was 87-84 at the Show Me Center in 2000 when Chris Lowery was a Southeast assistant coach.
Last Season: Southern Illinois won 71-58 at the SIU Arena in Carbondale. Dainmon Gonner led Southeast with 24 points while Derek Winans added 14. Jamaal Tatum led SIU with 16 while Darren Brooks had 12.
GOLSON IS OVC PLAYER OF WEEK: Senior Reggie Golson was named the OVC Player of the Week after averaging 15 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in two games last week. He leads the OVC in offensive rebounding with 3.43 per game and is third in overall rebounding with 8.3 per game. He had a career high 14 rebounds vs. Montana. Golson also leads the team in field goal percentage (.595), blocks (10) and steals (13). Against Rockhurst, Golson had a career high 30 points and 13 rebounds.
WINANS MOVES UP TO 5th ON SCORING LIST: Derek Winans has moved up to fifth on the all-time career scoring list at Southeast. He has 1,282 points to rank as the active career scoring leader in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Winans did not start practice until Monday, Nov. 29 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. In 19 minutes played against Central Methodist he had 13 points, four rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal.
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 20.6 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.
HALE LEADS OVC FROM 3: Senior Brett Hale has connected on 16-26 treys this season for .615, tops in the OVC and sixth nationally. Hale needs just 78 more points to become the 19th player in Southeast history to score 1,000 points.
INJURIES: James White will miss the game with a knee injury that could sideline him for the year. Ketshner Guerrier suffered a knee injury during shoot around last Saturday and will be sidelined for at least six weeks.
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. Waylon Francis suffered a dislocated finger on his left hand in practice on Dec. 3 but will start against SIU.
Cody Lewis missed the Central Methodist with a bruised back suffered in practice. He is probable vs. SIU . 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 the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week on Nov. 30 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 leads Southeast in assists with 24.
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
Dec. 11 vs. Central Methodist - Brett Hale
SID STREAK: Ron Hines, Southeast Sports Information Director, has worked 702 consecutive basketball games. He has not missed a game since 1980.
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 play at North Texas on Dec. 22, 7 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.