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PREVIEW: Cougars Open New Year with OVC Play

PREVIEW: Cougars Open New Year with OVC Play

Complete Game Notes

SIUE (3-10, 0-0) vs.
Morehead State (9-6, 0-0)
Thur., Jan. 2, 7 p.m.
Vadalabene Center

Radio: 88.7 FM WSIE (Joe Pott, Adam Young)

OPENING TIP
SIUE opens its third official Ohio Valley Conference season tonight. 

ABOUT THE EAGLES
Morehead State is tied with Eastern Kentucky for the most overall wins in the OVC, with nine. The Eagles are led by Angelo Warner, who is fifth in the league with 17.6 points a game. Chad Posthumus is second in the country with 11.9 rebounds per game. 

LAST TIME OUT
Six SIUE players scored in double figures Sunday afternoon to lead the Cougars to a 102-78 win over Robert Morris-Springfield in men's basketball at the Vadalabene Center. Maurice Wiltz and Michael Messer each scored 20 points to lead the Cougars. The 20 points established a new career high for Wiltz. The 20-point effort is the second of Messer's career. Kris Davis added a season-high 15 points. Donivine Stewart finished with 12 points and a game-high nine assists. Keaton Jackson scored 11 points, and Christian Salecich chipped in 10 points.

SERIES STUFF
Tonight marks the sixth meeting between the two schools in men's basketball. The Cougars have won just once in the series, in 2012 in Edwardsville.  

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