Wed., Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. CT
Cape Girardeau, Mo.
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SIUE Cougars (10-14, 6-5 OVC) vs. Southeast Missouri Redhawks (10-14, 4-7 OVC)
This is the rematch of the Jan. 18 game at SIUE in which the Cougars edged SEMO 70-69 on a last-second three-pointer by Lauren White.
SIUE put the finishing touches on a gratifying women's basketball victory during 2017 Pink Zone at the Vadalabene Center. The Cougars scored the game's final nine points to defeat Jacksonville State 69-62 in a key Ohio Valley Conference contest. SIUE. Lauren White led the Cougars with 19 points.
SCOUTING SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Three SEMO players area averaging double figures. Olivia Hackmann leads the Redhawks with a 15.8 scoring average followed by 14.7 for Bri Mitchell and 11.0 for Hannah Noe. The Redhawks have six different players who have hit 10 or more three-pointers this season, including 56 by Noe.
SIUE has won the last six meetings between the two programs. SEMO's last win was 69-60 at the Vadalabene Center (2/10/14).
NO. 2 NATIONALLY
Gwen Adams went 6 for 6 in free throws against Jacksonville State and is now No. 2 nationally in free throw percentage at 93.3 percent (98-105). She trails only Iowa State's Bridget Carleton (93.9 percent).
Nakiah Bell became the 26th player in school history to record 100 or more assists in a single season. She is 24th all-time in a single season with 104. The all-time record is 166 set by SIUE Athletics Hall of Famer Nancy Swain during the 1980-81 season.
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 30th all-time with 876 points. Beck is in 32nd overall with 864 points. Micah Jones is 36th with 713 points.
CLOSING IN ON TOP 50
Lauren White needs six points to jump into the list of the top 50 scorers all-time at SIUE.
Donshel Beck recorded her third double-double of the season and the 11th of her collegiate career with 22 points and 15 rebounds at Belmont.
Micah Jones has scored double digits in each of her last four games with 13 against Jacksonville State, 10 against Tennessee State, a season-high 15 at Eastern Illinois and 13 at Belmont.
TO THE LINE FOR TWO SHOTS
SIUE won all 10 of its games this season when attempting more free throws than its opponents.
KNOCKING THEM DOWN
SIUE is No. 1 in the OVC and 57th nationally in free throw percentage at 73.5 percent.
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE LATELY
Including the win over SEMO, the Cougars have won five of their last six contests.
GRABBING THE BOARDS
SIUE is No. 2 in the OVC in rebounding margin at +3.2 per game.