Southeast Plays at Jacksonville State
Dec. 20, 2005
BASKETBALL GAME INFORMATION
Southeast Missouri State at Jacksonville State
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005
7:00 p.m., Mathews Coliseum, Jacksonville, Ala.
The Teams: Southeast Missouri is 4-5 overall and 1-3 in the OVC with wins over Truman State, South Dakota State, Tennessee State and Central Methodist and losses to IPFW, Nebraska, Tennessee-Martin, Tennessee Tech and Samford.
Jacksonville State is 4-4 overall and 2-1 in the OVC with two conference road wins.
The Coaches: Gary Garner has an overall record of 370-282 in his 23rd year as a collegiate head coach with a record of 123-117 in his ninth season at Southeast.
Mike LaPlante is 67-83 in his sixth season at Jacksonville State.
The Series: Jacksonville State leads the Southeast series 2-1.
Last Season: The Redhawks beat Jacksonville State 84-65 in overtime.
Booker Leads Scorers: Senior Roy Booker leads the Redhawks in scoring with 19.7 points per game, fifth best in the OVC.
Booker leads the OVC in 3-point field goals made with 3.0 per game and ranks fourth in 3-point field goal percentage with .422.
The Montana transfer had a career high 27 points in the win over Tennessee State. He was 6-12 from three.
Booker was named the OVC Player of the Week after scoring 60 points in three games the week of 11-21. He had is first career double-double at Nebraska with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
In the first game of career at Southeast Missouri State, Booker came up with the game winner when he hit a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining to give the Redhawks a 59-56 win over Truman State.
Willoughby Hot and Cold: Terrick Willoughby had 24 points in the Redhawks loss at Tennessee-Martin including 16 straight points in the second half when Southeast pulled within three points after trailing by 13. He was 9-15 from the floor, 5-9 from three and 1-2 from the line.
In the last two games, Willoughby is 3-14 (.214) from three.
Thornton Leads Rebounders: Junior college transfer Andrais Thornton leads the Redhawks in rebounding with 7.7 rebounds per game, fourth best in the OVC. Senior Ketshner Guerrier averages 5.9 rebounds per game, 11th best in the OVC.
Johnson Sidelined: Surgery on Tuesday, Dec. 6,. to repair a hernia will sideline junior college transfer David Johnson for from six to eight weeks. It has been a tough luck season for Johnson who suffered a sprained thumb in practice and was not expected to play in the Truman State game, but when the Redhawks fell behind early, Johnson came off the bench to hit 3-5 from three. He also was 2-2 from the line for a total of 11 points to go along with two blocks, one steal and one rebound.
Johnson missed the IPFW game with a head injury sustained in practice. He was in the starting lineup at South Dakota State and led the Redhawks with 16 points and seven rebounds.
Jones Sprains Ankle: Freshman Eric Jones sprained his ankle in the loss to Tennessee Tech and hasn't played since. He is doubtful for the Jacksonville State game.
He had just recovered after being sidelined by a broken finger on his shooting hand. He played in the OVC opener vs. Tennessee-Martin and contributed three points, one rebound and one block in 12-minutes play.
Jones had three points and two rebounds in the win over TSU. He had a career high 12 points vs. Tennessee Tech before his ankle injury.
He played for the first time in the IPFW game and contributed two points, five rebounds and two blocks. He missed the South Dakota State game with a finger injury and played limited minutes vs. Nebraska.
Chappell Leaves Team: Junior John Chappell has left the Southeast team and plans to transfer to another school. He played in no games.
Two Early Signings: Southeast signed two players during the early signing period. JaJuan Maxwell, 6-6, 205, is from Raytown High School in Raytown, Mo. He averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds per game as a junior and was all-conference and all-metro in the Kansas City area.
Roderick Pearson, 6-2, 175, is from Raytown South High School in Raytown. He averaged 12 points, six assists and three steals per game as a junior.
National TV For Three Games: Three Southeast games will be nationally televised. The December 28 game at Illinois, last year's NCAA tournament runner-up, will be televised by ESPN U. The Jan. 2 game at the Show Me Center with Eastern Kentucky will also be televised by ESPN U and UPN-The Beat with a 6 p.m. start. ESPN 2 will televise the Jan. 28 Show Me Center game with Murray State with a 3:00 p.m. tip off.
The Illinois game on Dec. 28 will also be televised locally by WDKA-TV.
Southeast On Radio: All Southeast games will be broadcast on the Southeast Sports Network anchored by K-103 Radio in Cape Girardeau. Erik Sean will be in his fifth season as play-by-play announcer with Todd Bonacki adding commentary for home games while Sports Information Director Ron Hines will do color on the road broadcasts.
All the games can be heard worldwide on the internet at www.k103fm.com.
SID Streak: Southeast sports information director Ron Hines has worked 736 consecutive games, the longest streak in NCAA Division I. Hines hasn't missed a game since 1980.
Next For The Redhawks: The Redhawks get a short break for Christmas. They will be released when they return from Jacksonville State, but will return for practice on Christmas night. The next game is a nationally televised game at highly ranked and unbeaten Illinois on Dec. 28 The 7 p.m. game will bed televised by ESPNU and WDKA-TV. Another nationally televised game follows on Jan. 2 when the Redhawks host Eastern Kentucky in a 6 p.m. game that will be televised by ESPNU and UPN-The Beat.