Cougars Play Host to First-Place Racers

Cougars Play Host to First-Place Racers
SIUE Cougars (8-16, 4-9 OVC) 
vs. Murray State Racers (19-5, 11-2 OVC)
Sat., Feb. 10, 1:00 p.m.
Vadalabene Center (4,000)
Edwardsville, Illinois
TV: FOX Sports Midwest (Dan McLaughlin, Joe Pott)
Radio: 887 the Sound (Brad Barnes, Colin Suhre)
Live Video: foxsportsgo.com, OVCDigitalNetwork.com
Live Stats: SIUEStats.com
Live Audio: SIUECougarNetwork.com
Cougars fans are encouraged to wear red to Saturday's game. The first 500 fans will recieve a free Code Red Cougar t-shirt!
The 2017-18 season marks the 50th season of SIUE men's basketball. The men's basketball program began with the 1967-68 season, under Naismith 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 20-62 overall. 
SIUE coaches and broadcasters will be wearing the blue puzzle piece pin on their suit jackets during games this weekend. This is part of college basketball's autism awareness weekend, an effort started by Towson head men's basketball coach Pat Skerry and USF assistant men's basketball coach Tom Herrion. It has since gone national with support from the NABC and Autism Speaks. 
The Cougars staged a furious rally but came up short to Eastern Illinois 78-74 Thursday night at the Vadalabene Center. SIUE trailed by 16 points with 6:22 to play and then started a strong comeback that got them within two points – twice -- of Eastern Illinois. However, the Panthers sank six free throws in the final 16 seconds for the win. Daniel Kinchen scored 21 points. Jalen Henry pitched in 18 points. Simmons supplied a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
SIUE trails the all-time series with the Racers 18-3. The Cougars are 2-6 at home in the series. Murray State won the first meeting this year, 87-63, Dec. 30 at Murray State. 
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