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Cougars Travel to Take on Govs

Cougars Travel to Take on Govs

SIUE (4-14, 1-5) at
Austin Peay (8-12, 1-4)
Thu., Jan. 21, 7 p.m.
Dunn Center
Clarksville, Tenn.

TV: None
Radio: 88.7 FM WSIE (Joe Pott)

Complete Game Notes

Following the weekend, SIUE plays four consecutive home games.

Edwardsville native Jon Harris is in his first season at the helm of the Cougars and his first season as a head coach. Harris spent 14 seasons as an assistant coach.

Harris turned 35 in August and is the second-youngest first-year head coach in NCAA Division I men's basketball. Only Chattanooga's Matt McCall (34 in December) is younger. Only 10 head coaches in all of Division I are younger than Harris. 

SIUE earned the first Ohio Valley Conference win for Head Coach Jon Harris Saturday, defeating Eastern Kentucky 67-65 at Vadalabene Center. The Cougars held Eastern Kentucky scoreless over the final 3:00 of the game and turned a three-point deficit into the two-point win. The Cougars trailed 32-31 at halftime, marking only the second time this season they have come back to win when trailing at the half.

Austin Peay has just one OVC win and has dropped three straight. Senior Chris Horton is second in the OVC in scoring with 18.4 points per game while leading the league with 12.4 rebounds per game. 

The Cougars hold a 4-3 advantage in the all-time series. SIUE had won three straight until last year's 64-61 setback at Austin Peay.
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