-- Even though Southern Illinois University Edwardsville men's
basketball team held SIU Carbondale to a 28 percent field goal
percentage it wasn't enough falling 50-31 in exhibition action on
Mike Hardiek led
the Cougars with just seven points on 3-6 shooting as SIUE shot
just 25.6 percent for the contest.
doomed the Cougars from the start at SIU Arena going 5 for 22 in
the first half for 22.7 percent. SIUE then went 5-17 in the second
SIUE is now 0-2 in
the preseason traveling to Mackey Arena for a 5 p.m. game Sunday
against perennial Big Ten power Purdue.
outrebouned the Cougars 52-32 in the game and SIUC had 21 more
shots in the contest.
Justin Ward netted
four points adding eight rebounds, and J.B. Jones handed out five
Tony Young led all
scorers with 12 points adding five rebounds for SIUC.
trailed 23-12 at the half.
SIUE was plagued
by 27 turnovers. The Salukis committed 20 in the contest.
SIUE will open the
regular season against Lindenwood on Wednesday night at the
Vadalabene Center at 7:30 p.m.