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PREVIEW: SIUE Meets UT Martin Saturday

SIUE vs. UT Martin

Complete Game Notes

Game #26
Sat., Feb. 11, 7 p.m. CT
Edwardsville, Ill.
Vadalabene Center

SIUE Cougars (10-15, 6-6 OVC) vs. UT Martin Skyhawks (8-17, 5-7 OVC) 

Live Video: OVCDigitalNetwork.com
Radio: 887 The Sound (T.J. Weber, Joe Pott)
Live Audio: SIUECougarNetwork.com
Live Stats: SIUEStats.com

TODAY'S GAME

SIUE Athletics Marketing has a handful of exciting events on tap. There's free SIUE tumblers for the first 100 fans. Today's game also marks the reunion for all of the youngsters who came out earlier this season to the women's basketball clinic as well as the youth who participated in SIUE's summer camps.

LAST GAME

Wednesday's return game between SIUE women's basketball and Southeast Missouri came down to a one-possession game in the final minute, and SEMO topped the Cougars 78-74 at the Show Me Center. SIUE's Donshel Beck led all scorers with 19 points.

SCOUTING UT MARTIN

The Skyhawks have won four of their last five contests, including Wednesday's 74-72 victory over Eastern Illinois. Myah Taylor leads four players averaging double figures with 12.7 points per game. Like SIUE, UT Martin has struggled on the road with two wins away from Martin, Tenn. 

SERIES STUFF

SIUE broke a four-game losing skid against UT Martin with an overtime 70-68 win in Martin, Tennessee, back on Jan. 21. Donshel Beck hit two free throws with 27 seconds left in overtime to seal the victory.

NO. 3 NATIONALLY

Gwen Adams went 1 for 2 in free throws against Southeast Missouri and is now No. 3 nationally in free throw percentage at 92.5 percent (99-107).

DOUBLE-DOUBLE

Sydney Bauman recorded her third double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday at Southeast Missouri.

TRIPLE DIGITS

Nakiah Bell became the 26th player in school history to record 100 or more assists in a single season. She is tied for 20th all-time in a single season with 110. The all-time record is 166 set by SIUE Athletics Hall of Famer Nancy Swain during the 1980-81 season.

CAREER SCORING
SIUE has four current players among the top 50 in scoring all-time.

27.   900    Donshel Beck (2014-17)

30.   891    Gwen Adams (2014-17)

35.   733    Micah Jones (2013-17)

49.   505    Lauren White (2015-17)

SEASON HIGH

Micah Jones grabbed 11 rebounds against Southeast Missouri, marking the first time this season she has grabbed double digits in rebounds. 

TO THE LINE FOR TWO SHOTS

SIUE is now No. 5 nationally in free throws made (384) and No. 8 in free throw attempts (522). The Cougars are 57th nationally in free throw percentage at 73.6 percent. Donshel Beck leads the OVC in free throws made with 105.

COMMON GROUND

SIUE won all 10 of its games this season when attempting more free throws than its opponents. 

GRABBING THE BOARDS

SIUE is No. 2 in the OVC in rebounding margin at +3.4 per game.

ON THE OFFENSIVE GLASS

SIUE grabbed 22 offensive rebounds at SEMO, a season high for OVC games and the most since grabbing 23 against Vanderbilt earlier this season.

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