Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

SIUE Grounds Redhawks 70-69

Aamir McCleary
Aamir McCleary
December 31, 2008

          CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Aamir McCleary hit a off-balance three-pointer with 2.9 seconds left as Southern Illinois University Edwardsville men's basketball closed out the year with a 70-69 victory at Southeast Missouri State.
          SIUE's Nikola Bundalo missed a pair of free throws with eight seconds left with the Cougars down by two. The second miss was rebounded by Mark Yelovich and deflected to McCleary, who hit the game-winner from the left baseline.
          The Cougars won their second straight game and improved to 4-11 while SEMO dropped to 3-10.
          "I was proud with how they didn't panic down the stretch," said SIUE Coach Lennox Forrester.
          SIUE was down by as much as 11 points in the first half, including a 10-1 run to start the game. The Cougars pulled within three by halftime.
          Mark Yelovich, who scored 14 of his points in the second half, tied the score in the first 30 seconds of the second half on his first points of the game, a three-pointer from the top of the key. SIUE rallied to take a 13-point lead over the next nine minutes of the second half only watch it evaporate over the next five minutes.
          LaMont Russell tied the game 61-61 with 5:23 to play on a fast-break layup. The two teams traded baskets down the stretch.
          SIUE's John Edmison posted a career-high 19 points, scoring 13 in the first half. Edmison also connected on a career-high four three-pointers.
          "That's the beauty of our offense that a different guy can step up each night," said Forrester.
          Calvin Williams led the Redhawks with 22 points. Kenard Moore added 19.
          SIUE now travels to Ames, Iowa, to take on Iowa State in a 7 p.m. game Saturday.
                    -siue cougars-
No. 4 Purdue Downs SIUE 90-63
December 22, 2009 No. 4 Purdue Downs SIUE 90-63
Loyola Defeats Cougars 79-61
December 20, 2009 Loyola Defeats Cougars 79-61
MTSU Downs Cougars 83-58
December 13, 2009 MTSU Downs Cougars 83-58
Cougars Stun Drake 60-58
December 4, 2009 Cougars Stun Drake 60-58
IPFW Outlasts Cougars 69-64
December 1, 2009 IPFW Outlasts Cougars 69-64
Lipscomb Edges Cougars 67-64
November 28, 2009 Lipscomb Edges Cougars 67-64
Strong Start Lifts Evansville
November 18, 2009 Strong Start Lifts Evansville
Senior Day Set for Sunday
February 27, 2009 Senior Day Set for Sunday
Cougars Pound Oakland City
February 24, 2009 Cougars Pound Oakland City
South Dakota Evens Series
February 21, 2009 South Dakota Evens Series
SIUE Overpowers Eagles 88-58
February 3, 2009 SIUE Overpowers Eagles 88-58
Hot Offense Sparks Seattle
January 24, 2009 Hot Offense Sparks Seattle
SIUE Overpowers Greenville
January 19, 2009 SIUE Overpowers Greenville
SIUE Grounds Redhawks 70-69
December 31, 2008 SIUE Grounds Redhawks 70-69
Cougars Roll Past Roos
December 28, 2008 Cougars Roll Past Roos
Missouri Outpaces Cougars
December 27, 2008 Missouri Outpaces Cougars
Braves Hold Off SIUE 67-61
December 23, 2008 Braves Hold Off SIUE 67-61
Loyola Upends Cougars
December 22, 2008 Loyola Upends Cougars
MTSU Gives Cougars the Blues
December 7, 2008 MTSU Gives Cougars the Blues
Cougars Collect Win No. 1
December 4, 2008 Cougars Collect Win No. 1
SIUE Coasts Past Blackburn
November 25, 2008 SIUE Coasts Past Blackburn
Slow Start Hurts Cougars
November 22, 2008 Slow Start Hurts Cougars
SIUE on The Big Ten Network
November 18, 2008 SIUE on The Big Ten Network
Cougars Collect Victory No. 1
November 16, 2008 Cougars Collect Victory No. 1
ETSU Tops SIUE in Final Minute
November 15, 2008 ETSU Tops SIUE in Final Minute
Pesky SIUE Falls at Charleston
November 14, 2008 Pesky SIUE Falls at Charleston
SIUE Rolls Over Webster
November 5, 2008 SIUE Rolls Over Webster
Giese Rejoins Coaching Staff
September 4, 2008 Giese Rejoins Coaching Staff
CoSIDA Sheet
September 1, 2008 CoSIDA Sheet
SIUE Announces Addition
July 23, 2008 SIUE Announces Addition