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PREVIEW: Cougars Welcome Bears

SIUE's Ray Lester and SLU's Rob Loe
SIUE's Ray Lester and SLU's Rob Loe

Complete Game Notes

SIUE (0-2) vs.
Central Arkansas (1-0)
Sat., Nov. 16 7 p.m.
Vadalabene Center

Radio: 88.7 FM WSIE
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OPENING TIP: Tonight's game is a return game from last season's Ramada BracketBuster game. SIUE traveled to Conway, Ark. for last season's matchup. It was the last in the BracketBuster series. 

OPENING NIGHT: SIUE fell to 4-3 in home openers under Head Coach Lennox Forrester with Wednesday night's 82-58 loss to Saint Louis. Prior to that game, SIUE had won its last two home openers.  

TONIGHT'S OPPONENT: Cental Arkansas is a member of the Southland Conference. The Bears are playing under Interim Head Coach Clarence Finley after the departure of Corliss Williamson to the NBA's Sacramento Knights as an assistant. Finley had served as the Associate Head Coach previously. The Bears are off to a 1-0 start to the season after a win over Hendrix College, an NCAA Division III opponent. 

SERIES STUFF: Today will be the third time the two schoolshave met in men's basketball. Last year Central Arkasas defeated SIUE 80-78 in Conway, Ark.The first meeting came during the 1993-94 school year, when both schools were NCAA Division II members. This is the first meeting between the two schools here in Edwardsville. 

CROWDED HOUSE: 4,007 were on hand for the Cougars' home opener Wednesday against Saint Louis. That is the third largest crowd to see a game at Vadalabene Center. 

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