Posted: Jan 30, 2019
SIUE Cougars (6-14, 2-6 OVC)
vs. Morehead State Eagles (8-13, 4-4 OVC)
Game No. 21
Thu., Jan. 31, 7:00 p.m.
Vadalabene Center (4,000)
Radio: 887 the Sound (Joe Pott)
Live Video: ESPN+
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 27-81 overall.
It was a tale of two halves for SIUE men's basketball Saturday, and a strong first half wasn't enough to carry the Cougars to victory. UT Martin defeated SIUE 85-69. After going down 14-8 early in the first half, SIUE used a 12-0 run to pull ahead and never trailed again in the half. The Skyhawks trimmed the Cougars' lead to 28-26 before SIUE scored seven straight, capped off by a Treavon Martin layup, for its largest lead of the game at nine points. After the half, a renewed UT Martin team scored the first four points and force SIUE into a timeout. A three-pointer with 17:38 to play gave UT Martin a 44-42 lead. The Skyhawks never trailed again in the game. Four Cougars scored in double figures, led by David McFarland's 19 points.
Last 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 the 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 on the road 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.