Redhawks Host Two Games At Show Me Center
Dec. 26, 2007
BASKETBALL GAME INFORMATION
Sunday, Dec. 30, 3:00 p.m.
Central Methodist @ Southeast Missouri
Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky @ Southeast Missouri
Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
THE TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 8-5 overall and 4-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference after opening OVC play home wins over Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech and a road wins over Samford and Jacksonville State.
The Redhawks also have wins over Louisiana Tech, Evansville, Culver-Stockton, and Longwood with losses to nationally ranked Xavier, Coppin State, Tulsa and Illinois State and Bradley from the Missouri Valley Conference.
Central Methodist is 5-8.
Eastern Kentucky is 6-6 overall and 3-1 in the OVC. The Colonels only loss in the OVC was at Austin Peay.
THE COACHES: Scott Edgar is 19-25 in his second season as head coach at Southeast after previous head coaching stints at Murray State and Duquesne. His collegiate record is 127-120 in his ninth year as a head coach.
Mike Sherman is in his 23rd year as head coach at Central Methodist.
Jeff Neubauer is 41-34 in his third season at Eastern Kentucky.
THE SERIES: Southeast leads the Central Methodist series 8-2. Eastern Kentucky leads the series 15-14.
REDHAWKS LEAD THE OVC: Southeast Missouri leads the OVC with a 4-0 conference mark. Defending champion Austin Peay is 3-0 in the league while Eastern Kentucky is 3-1.
PEARSON LEADS SCORERS: Sophomore point guard Rod Pearson leads the team in scoring with 156 points and also leads in assists and minutes played. Pearson averages 12.0 points, 2.4 assists, and 26.2 minutes per game.
WILLIAMS IS OVC NECOMER OF THE WEEK: Calvin Williams, a transfer from Colorado, was named the OVC Newcomer of the Week for the second time this season after averaging a double-double in two opening OVC wins. Williams averaged 15.5 points and 11 rebounds per game in the wins over Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech. He leads the Redhawks in rebounding with 7.4 per game and in blocked shots with 1.5 per game.
HERRING OFF THE BENCH: Junior college transfer Jaycen Herring is averaging 17 points per game during the current four-game OVC win streak. He is shooting .600 from the field, .625 from three and .875 from the line. The 6-5 transfer from Palm Beach CC who played his freshman season at Tennessee-Chattanooga, is the Redhawks scoring leader by average with 12.8 points per game. For the season, Herring who has scored in double figures in his last nine games played, averages 12.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. Despite coming off the bench, Herring is the team's leading scorer. He did not play against Tulsa because of illness.
FOUST OFF THE BENCH: Senior Brandon Foust, a transfer from Oklahoma and a preseason all-OVC choice, has been coming off the bench and posting impressive numbers. Foust averages 11.0 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.
BENCH CONTRIBUTES: In the road win at Louisiana Tech, 29 of the 59 points came from the bench. In the OVC opening win over Tennessee State the bench scored 61 of the 102 points scored. In the road win at Jacksonville State, the bench scored 49 of 81 points.
IMPRESSIVE START BY BOGAN: True freshman Will Bogan, 6-10, 300, is off to an impressive start with the Redhawks. He had the game winning tip in with 1.9-seconds remaining in Thursday night's win at Jacksonville State. After 11 games played , Bogan averages 7.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Bogan missed the Tulsa game to attend his grandfather's funeral.
REMBERT RETURNS: Senior post player Michael Rembert is recovering from two off season knee surgeries, and saw his first playing time of the season in the win over Culver-Stockton. Rembert, who has started the last six games, averaged 9.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game last season. This season he is averaging 5.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.
DREW IS HOT: Long range bomber Jimmy Drew, a sophomore from Anna, Ill., is shooting .526 (20-38) from three. He was 4-4 from three against Samford including the game winner with one second remaining. He was 1-1 vs. Jacksonville State and has hit his last five treys in OVC action. During the current four-game OVC win streak, Drew is 6-8 (.750) from three.
MAXWELL HAS SURGERY: Sophomore Jajuan Maxwell had minor knee surgery on Oct. 22. It was Maxwell's second surgery since last season and increases the possibility that he will be redshirted this season.
TWO EARLY SIGNEES: The Redhawks signed two players to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period. Martino Brock, 6-5 guard from Nashville Christian Academy, and Mark Caviness, 6-5 swing player from Indian River Community College in Ft. Pierce, Fla., both signed with Southeast. Brock is averaging 22 points and 7 rebounds per game this season and was recently named MVP of the Martin Luther King Tournament in Memphis. Caviness is averaging 16 points and seven rebounds per game.
REDHAWKS HAVE ST. LOUIS RADIO STATION: The Southeast Basketball Network includes 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,oplar 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.
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 beginning on Nov. 26 and will be hosted by Heartland Sports Director Todd Richards. The show will also be shown on Charter Cable, Channel 11 at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The show will also air on The Storm Team 24-hour Weather Channel at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
EDGAR ON RADIO: The Scott Edgar Radio Show will be heard every Tuesday, 6 p.m., on ESPN 1220 Radio. The hour long show that will include call ins, will be hosted by Erik Sean.
AT THE SHOW ME CENTER: Southeast has a record of 209-90 (.698) at the Show Me Center since the facility opened in 1987.
SID STREAK: Southeast SID Ron Hines has worked 802 consecutive basketball games. He has not missed a game since 1980.
NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: Following the Central Methodist and Eastern Kentucky games, Southeast will play at Eastern Illinois on Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and then return to the Show Me Center to go against Murray State on Monday, Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m.