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Cougars Face Rival Salukis Saturday at Vadalabene Center

Cougars Face Rival Salukis Saturday at Vadalabene Center

Complete Game Notes

SIUE Cougars (1-4, 0-0 OVC) vs.
SIU Carbondale Salukis (4-3, 0-0 MVC)
Game No. 6
Sat., Dec. 1, 2:00 p.m.
Vadalabene Center (4,000)
Edwardsville, Illinois 
 
TV: None
Radio: 887 the Sound (Joe Pott, Colin Suhre)
Live Video: ESPN+ (Joe Pott, Colin Suhre)
Live Stats: SIUEStats.com
Live Audio: SIUECougarNetwork.com
 
CODE RED
Fans are encouraged to wear RED to Saturday's game. The first 1000 fans through the doors will receive a free red Cougar long sleeve t-shirt.
 
FOURTH SEASON
SIUE Head Coach Jon Harris is in his fourth season at the helm of the Cougars. The native of Edwardsville, Illinois, is 22-71 overall. 
 
PREVIOUSLY
SIUE shot a season-low 30.3 percent from the field Wednesday, falling at Western Illinois 83-58. The Leathernecks opened the game on a 7-0 run and led 11-3 with 14:48 to play in the first. The Cougars never led in the game. WIU led by 13 at half after a three-pointer by Zion Young just before the buzzer made it 37-24. The Leathernecks stretched the lead to as many as 35 points in the second half. David McFarland led the Cougars with 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting, including two three-pointers. Christian Ellis scored 10 points and led SIUE with six rebounds. 
 
500 FOR HIS CAREER
With his 10 points at Western Illinois, Christian Ellis has exactly 500 career points. The junior is averaging 7.7 points per game over his career. 
 
TWO FOR 20
Williford scored 24 and 20 points, respectively at Valpo and against Incarnate Word. He and Cameron Williams (22 points) each scored more than 20 points at Valparaiso. The last time SIUE had two 20-point scorers was Nov. 18, 2017 at Stetson.
 
OVERTIME
Nov. 21 at Valparaiso was SIUE's first overtime game since Jan. 12, 2017, an 83-81 loss at Austin Peay. The Cougars have not won an overtime game since February 2014 against Southeast Missouri.
 
MINUTES MISSING
Junior Justin Benton is sidelined with an injury and a timetable for his return is not yet known. Benton led the Cougars in minutes played at 28.8 per game and averaged 6.5 points per game last season.
 
TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF
SIUE is second in the OVC in turnover margin. The Cougars are +3.2 in turnover margin. Last year SIUE was -1.3 in turnover margin.
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