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Cougars, Leathernecks Meet Wednesday

Cougars, Leathernecks Meet Wednesday
SIUE Cougars (1-2, 0-0 OVC) 
vs. Western Illinois (3-0, 0-0 Summit)
Wed., Nov. 22, 7 p.m.
Vadalabene Center (4,000)
Edwardsville, Illinois
TV: None
Radio: 88-7 the Sound (Joe Pott)
Anyone bringing a canned food item to the game will receive free admission.
The 2017-18 season marks the 50th season of SIUE men's basketball. The men's basketball program began with the 1967-68 season, the first of three under the late Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Harry Gallatin.
SIUE Head Coach Jon Harris is in his third season at the helm of the Cougars. The native of Edwardsville, Illinois, is 13-48 in two seasons in charge. 
Behind a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds from senior Jalen Henry, SIUE earned its first win of the year Saturday downing Stetson 80-76 on the road. Despite leading for the majority of the game, SIUE found itself trailing 74-73 with 3:00 left. SIUE used six free throws over the final 3:00 to grind out the win. Henry turned in his third career double-double and his second 20-point effort this season. His 13 rebounds were a career high. Henry scored five of SIUE's final seven points. Daniel Kinchen scored a game-high 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting. He knocked down six of nine three-point attempts.
SIUE and Western Illinois have met eight previous times in men's basketball but not since the 2012 season when they played twice. The two teams split those meetings in 2012 with the home team winning each time.


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