Jan 05, 2018
SIUE Cougars (5-9, 1-2 OVC)
vs. Morehead State Eagles (4-10, 0-3 OVC)
Sat., Jan. 6, 3:15 p.m. CT
Johnson Arena (6,500)
Radio: 887 the Sound (Joe Pott)
Live Video: OVCDigitalNetwork.com
Live Stats: SIUEStats.com
Live Audio: SIUECougarNetwork.com
The 2017-18 season marks the 50th season of SIUE men's basketball. The men's basketball program began with the 1967-68 season, the first of three under the late Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Harry Gallatin.
SIUE Head Coach Jon Harris is in his third season at the helm of the Cougars. The native of Edwardsville, Illinois, is 17-55 overall.
SIUE continues Ohio Valley Conference play and a five-game road trip this week. The Cougars have a 31-68 record in six previous seasons in the league.
Senior Jalen Henry poured in a career-high 35 points Thursday to lead SIUE to its first Ohio Valley Conference win of the year, an 85-82 triumph on the road at Eastern Kentucky. SIUE led wire-to-wire en route to improving to 5-9 overall and 1-2 in the OVC. For the game, SIUE was 30-53 (56.6 percent) from the field and 9-17 (52.9 percent) from three-point range. The Cougars twice held lead of 12 points. SIUE led 81-71 with 1:49 to play before EKU (6-10, 0-3) made a furious comeback attempt. The Colonels scored nine straight points over the next 1:02 on two three-pointers by Dillon Avare and another by Nick Mayo. SIUE made four free throws over the final 40 seconds to secure the win.