OVC Tournament Spot on the Line For Cougars

OVC Tournament Spot on the Line For Cougars
SIUE Cougars (9-19, 5-12 OVC) 
vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers (10-18, 6-11 OVC)
Sat., Feb. 24
3:15 p.m., Lantz Arena (5,400)
Charleston, Illinois
TV: None
Radio: 887 the Sound (Joe Pott, Brad Barnes)
Live Video: OVCDigitalNetwork.com
Live Stats: sidearmstats.com/eiu/mbball
Live Audio: SIUECougarNetwork.com
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 21-65 overall. 
With a win Saturday, the Cougars clinch a spot in next week's Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. SIUE has not been to the OVC Tournament since the 2014-15 season. 
Jalen Henry achieved a memorable milestone Thursday at the Vadalabene Center, but it wasn't enough to produce a victory for the Cougars. Henry scored 26 points and became the 16th player in SIUE men's basketball history to reach 1,000 points, yet the Cougars fell to Austin Peay 86-82 in front of 1,583 fans. Teammates David McFarland (15 points and six rebounds), Christian Ellis (11 points) and Keenan Simmons (six rebounds) also contributed to the cause. Simmons, a 6-6 senior from Michigan City, Indiana, also played in his final home game. SIUE won the battle of the boards 32-25 and made 27 of 56 shots, including 8 of 19 from 3-point range. The Cougars sank 20 of 23 free throws.
SIUE trails the all-time series with the Panthers 12-5. Eastern Illinois earned a 78-74 win over the Cougars Feb. 8 in Edwardsville. 
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