Basketball Game Notes Versus SMS
Dec. 18, 2002
Southwest Missouri vs. Southeast Missouri Dec. 21, 2002, 7:05 p.m. Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Television: KYTV, Springfield, Mo.
Probable Starters Southeast Missouri "Indians" (4-4) Ppg Rpg. F 24 Damarcus Hence, 6-6, Jr. 12.3 5.0 F 20 Tim Scheer, 6-7, Sr. 11.5 3.0 C 22 Brandon Griffin, 6-8, Jr. 12.4 10.1 G 33 Derek Winans, 6-2, So. 14.2 3.4 G 11 Demetrius King, 6-4, Sr. 8.3 3.3
THE TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 4-5 overall after losing 81-56 at Arkansas-Little Rock. The Indians defeated UMKC 66-58 last Saturday night in Kansas City. The Indians have additional wins over Central Methodist, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Oakland City. The losses have been to Arkansas State, Indiana State, Tulane, Southern Illinois and Arkansas-Little Rock. SMS is 3-4 with wins over Arkansas State, Saint Louis and Samford and losses to North Texas, Kent State, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Tulsa.
THE COACHES: Gary Garner is 86-68 in his sixth season at Southeast and is 333-232 in his 20th season as a collegiate head coach. He is 2-2 vs. SMS. Barry Hinson is 55-46 in his fourth year at SMS and is 91-69 in his sixth year as a college head coach. He is 1-1 vs. Southeast.
THE SERIES: Southwest Missouri leads the series 87-53. The Bears won 73-63 last season in Springfield. The Indians claimed the 2000 game at the Show Me Center 73-71.
Mash Unit: Injuries continue to pile up for the Indians. The latest to go down is sophomore point guard Kevin Roberts who suffered a foot and ankle injury when tackled from behind at Arkansas-Little Rock. He is out indefinitely. Sophomore guard Brett Hale suffered a back injury in the UMKC game and is doubtful for the Southwest game and junior forward Reggie Golson remains sidelined with sore knees.
Griffin Averages Double-Double: Junior college transfer Brandon Griffin, the OVC Newcomer of the Week for two weeks in a row, is averaging a double-double with 12.3 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. He is the 18th leading rebounder in the nation. Griffin had 22 points and 11 rebounds against SIU and was the leading rebounder in the University Hoops Classic and was named to the all-tournament team. He had 33 rebounds in the three tournament games. Griffin had 14 points and four rebounds against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 17 points and 11 rebounds against Indiana State and 14 points and eight rebounds vs. Tulane. Griffin had eight rebounds at Arkansas State despite playing only 26 minutes because of foul trouble. Griffin had 19 points and eight rebounds vs. Central Methodist
Scheer One Rebound From 400: Senior Tim Scheer has played in 75 games at Southeast and has 672 career points and 399 career rebounds. Scheer had a seasonal high eight rebounds vs. UMKC. He is the second leading active career rebounder in the OVC/
Winans Selected 2nd Team Preseason All-OVC: Derek Winans, last season's OVC Freshman of the Year, was named second team preseason All-OVC in voting by coaches and sports information directors. Winans led the Indians in scoring (14.9 ppg), 3-pointers (53), steals (45), assists (80), minutes played (34.8) and was third in free throw percentage (.797) and rebounding (4.6). With 402 points scored, Winans ranks as the top freshman scorer at Southeast since William "Bud" Eley scored 465 points during the 1995-96 season. Winans was the Indians' rebounding leader in OVC games with an average of 5.3 per game. In OVC statistics, Winans was ranked in nine different statistical categories. A 4.0 student, Winans is a two-time OVC Medal of Honor winner. On the season, Winans leads the team in scoring with 14.2 points per game and assists with 4.0 per game.
Hence Has Career High: Junior Damarcus Hence scored a career high 25 points at UMKC. He led the Indians in the season opener at Arkansas State with 24 points and eight rebounds rebounds. He currently averages 12.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Hence is the second leading rebounder for the Indians.
Golson Debut A Success: Junior college transfer Reggie Golson, a graduate of Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas, saw his first playing time in the win over Oakland City. He scored 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds in just 14-minutes playing time. Golson was 5-9 from the field. Golson, who has been recovering from minor knee surgery in September, has not played since that game and is doubtful for the Southwest Missouri game..
Crader in the Middle: Sophomore Adam Crader, 6-11, 250, has averaged 8.6-minutes per game with an average of 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. He is shooting .538 from the field and 100% from the line. He suffered a groin pull in practice last week and did not play in the UMKC game. He played briefly in the UALR game and should be at 100% for the SMS game.
King Provides Spark off Bench: Demetrius King has come off the bench to average 14.6 points per game over the last three games. He scored 17 points and pull down five rebounds vs. SIU. He also had one assist, one block and one steal. King was 4-6 from the floor, 3-4 from three and 6-7 from the line. He came off the bench to hit key back-to-back second half 3-pointers in the win over UMKC. He had 10 points and six rebounds. At Arkansas-Little Rock, King led the Indians in scoring with 17 points. For the season, King averages 8.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.
Grapperhaus Contributes: True freshman Cole Grapperhaus scored a career high five points in the loss at Arkansas-Little Rock. He played seven minutes in the UMKC game, pulling down two rebounds with no turnovers. On the season, Grapperhaus has played in five games averaging 1.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.
At the Show Me Center: Southeast is 172-60 (.742) in games at the Show Me Center. Gary Garner Radio Show: Gary Garner has a live radio show on KGIR, 1220 AM, each Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Show Me's Restaurant in Cape Girardeau. Erik Sean is host for the hour long show.
SID Streak: Southeast SID Ron Hines has worked 643 consecutive basketball games at Southeast. The streak is the longest in Division I basketball. Hines has not missed a game since 1980.
New Logo: A new supplemental logo and word mark were promoted at the SIU game. The new logo does not replace the traditional SE, but is an additional logo for merchandise and promotions.
Next Game: The Indians will play undefeated and nationally ranked Creighton in Omaha on Dec. 29, 2 p.m. The next home game will be the OVC opener against Eastern Illinois on Jan. 4.