Wed., Feb. 15, 7 p.m. CT
SIUE Cougars (10-16, 6-7 OVC) vs. Austin Peay Governors (12-13, 6-6 OVC)
DINNER FOR ONE
In honor of National Singles Awareness Day, we are having a "Dinner for 1" giveaway. The first 100 fans will receive a voucher redeemable at the concessions stand for a free drink and hotdog at the game.
UT Martin prevailed in a battle of long-distance shooting and defeated SIUE 82-72. The Skyhawks made 12 of 29 tries from 3-point range, 25 of 59 shots overall and sank 21 of 22 free throws to top the Cougars. UT Martin gained a measure of revenge from a 70-68 overtime home loss to SIUE on Jan. 21.
SCOUTING AUSTIN PEAY
Tearra Banks is averaging 23.5 points per game in OVC play. She leads an offensive that is averaging 66.6 points per game this season. Beth Rates also is fourth in the OVC in blocked shots with 1.7 per contest.
Austin Peay broke a six-game losing streak with a 23-point win in Clarksville, Tennessee, earlier this season over the Cougars. SIUE leads the overall series 9-4.
NO. 3 NATIONALLY
Gwen Adams did not attempt a free throw against UT Martin and is now No. 3 nationally in free throw percentage at 92.5 percent (99-107).
Amri Wilder turned in a season-best performance against UT Martin with 17 points, including five three-pointers.
BEYOND THE ARC
Nakiah Bell is fourth in the OVC in three-pointers made with 2.3 per contest. She had three against UT Martin Saturday.
Bell became the 26th player in school history to record 100 or more assists in a single season. She is tied for 18th all-time in a single season with 113. The all-time record is 166 set by SIUE Athletics Hall of Famer Nancy Swain during the 1980-81 season.
SIUE has four current players among the top 50 in scoring all-time.
26. 911 Donshel Beck (87) 2014-17
30. 891 Gwen Adams (88) 2014-17
35. 741 Micah Jones (85) 2013-17
48. 513 Lauren White (57) 2015-17
REBOUNDING SEASON HIGH
Sydney Bauman tied her career high with 11 rebounds (six on the offensive end) against the Skyhawks. Micah Jones set a season best with 12 rebounds against UT Martin, marking the 22nd time she has been the team's leading rebounder in her career.
ON THE GLASS
SIUE grabbed 50 rebounds in the loss to UT Martin. That is the most by the Cougars this season.
SIUE is now No. 8 nationally in free throws made (392) and No. 14 in free throw attempts (538). The Cougars are 75th nationally in free throw percentage at 72.9 percent.
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 +3.9 per game.