Posted: Jan 02, 2019
SIUE Cougars (4-8, 0-0 OVC) vs.
Southeast Missouri Redhawks (5-8, 0-0 OVC)
Game No. 13
Thu. Jan. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Vadalabene Center (4,000)
Radio: 887 the Sound (Joe Pott)
Live Video: ESPN+ (Joe Pott, Colin Suhre)
Live Stats: SIUEStats.com
Live Audio: SIUECougarNetwork.com
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SIUE Head Coach Jon Harris is in his fourth season at the helm of the Cougars. The native of Edwardsville, Illinois, is 25-75 overall.
SIUE opens its eighth Ohio Valley Conference season tonight. The Cougars are 35-79 in seven previous seasons in the OVC.
A torrid first-half surge carried SIUE to a 79-66 win over Missouri S&T Sunday. The Cougars outscored the Miners 22-0 during an eight-minute stretch in the first half to lead by 17 and never looked back. SIUE led 41-27 at half. The Cougars had a smooth enough transition game to extend their lead to as many as 22 points in the second half.
WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS
SIUE finished 1-3 in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. The Cougars dropped road games at Drake and Washington State. SIUE lost 85-79 to CSUN in Vegas. The Cougars defeated Northern Colorado 82-72 in the tournament's final game.
McFarland averaged 19.5 points in four tournament games and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
SIUE swiped a season-high 13 steals at Drake. It was the most steals in a game for the Cougars since the 2016 season opener at Hawaii.
The Cougars knocked down 36 of 42 free throws against Harris-Stowe. That is the second-most makes and fourth-most attempts in a game during the Division I era.
TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF
SIUE is fifth in the OVC in turnover margin. The Cougars are +2.8 in turnover margin. Last year SIUE was -1.3 in turnover margin. The Cougars are fifth in the OVC and are 123rd nationally for fewest turnovers at 166. They are fifth in the league at 13.8 turnovers per game.