Posted: Jan 25, 2019
SIUE Cougars (6-13, 2-5 OVC)
vs. UT Martin Skyhawks (5-13, 0-7 OVC)
Game No. 20
Sat., Jan. 26, 3:30 p.m.
Elam Center (4,258)
Radio: 887 the Sound (Joe Pott)
Live Video: ESPN+
Live Stats: SIUEStats.com
Live Audio: SIUECougarNetwork.com
SIUE Head Coach Jon Harris is in his fourth season at the helm of the Cougars. The native of Edwardsville, Illinois, is 27-80 overall.
SIUE men's basketball outlasted Southeast Missouri 87-86 in three overtimes Thursday. The Cougars overcame an 11-point second half deficit. Cameron Williams tied the game at 68 with a layup with 1:07 left in regulation. Brandon Jackson recorded his second career double-double to lead four SIUE players in double figures. He scored 18 points and hauled in a career-best 15 rebounds. David McFarland scored 21 points. Tyresse Williford scored 18 and grabbed nine rebounds. Williams scored 13 points and added two blocks, including on SEMO's Isaiah Gable with a second left in the third overtime period.
Thursday was the fourth overtime game of the year for the Cougars. It is the most overtime games in a season in school history.
Thursday's game featured the most overtime periods for SIUE in the Division I era. It is the third game of at least three overtime periods in school history and the first since the 1984-85 season.
CRASHING THE BOARDS
The Cougars hauled in 58 rebounds in Thursday's win at Southeast Missouri. It is SIUE's most rebounds in a game in the Division I era.
Brandon Jackson grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds Thursday at SEMO. It is the second-most rebounds in a game for a player in SIUE's Division I era.
SIUE's 16-for-16 performance from the foul line against Murray State marked the first time since 2008 that the Cougars were perfect in free throw shooting.