Sat., Jan. 21, 4 p.m. CT
SIUE Cougars (6-13, 2-4 OVC) vs. UT Martin Skyhawks (4-15, 1-5 OVC)
Lauren White hit a three-pointer with no time left on the clock Wednesday in SIUE's 70-69 victory over Southeast Missouri. White led the Cougars with 17 points followed by a career-high 16 from Amri Wilder.
SCOUTING UT MARTIN
The Skyhawks enter Saturday's contest averaging 8.2 three-pointers per game, second in the OVC. UT Martin has three players averaging double figures with Kendall Spray leading the way with 12.3 points per game followed by Myah Taylor (12.1) and Emanye Robertson (10.8).
UT Martin leads the series 12-6 with the Cougars and have won the last four meetings. UT Martin posted the biggest differential in the series in the last meeting, downing the Cougars 86-50 in Martin, Tenn.
SIUE is No. 2 in the OVC in three-point field goal percentage (.356). The Cougars are sixth in the OVC in three-pointers made (99).
TO THE LINE FOR TWO SHOTS
SIUE is No. 1 in the OVC in free throws made with 282 and free throw attempts with 396. The Cougars have three players among the nation's leaders in free throws made. Gwen Adams is 35th (No. 1 in OVC) with 80. Donshel Beck is 39th (No. 2 in OVC) with 77. Lauren White is 127th (No. 7 in OVC) with 60.
FREE THROW PERCENTAGE
Gwen Adams is No. 3 nationally in free throw percentage at 93.0 percent. She has hit 80 of 86 from the charity stripe this season. Adams hit both of her free throw attempts Wednesday against Southeast Missouri.
Through the generosity of Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery, SIUE Athletics is proud to be able to host the second annual Field Trip Day with the women's basketball team when it takes on Tennessee State on Wednesday, Jan. 25th at 11:30 a.m. in the Vadalabene Center. Field Trip Day is the largest community engagement initiative the athletics department undertakes each year as more than 3,000 youth, ranging from grades 3-8, from the metro east region will attend this event. For many, this will be their first time on a university campus.
HITTING THE BOARDS
SIUE has outrebounded its last three opponents 122-83. The Cougars outrebounded Southeast Missouri 44-25, its biggest rebound differential of the season.
BACK TO BACK
Sydney Bauman recorded her second double-double in as many games with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Southeast Missouri.
SEASON AND CAREER HIGHS
SIUE has three current players among the top 40 in scoring all-time and each are playing in their third season at SIUE. Adams is 32nd all-time with 848 points. Beck is in 34th overall with 806 points. Micah Jones is 40th with 669 points.