Cougars Carry Win Streak into Austin Peay

Cougars Carry Win Streak into Austin Peay
Complete Game Notes
 
SIUE Cougars (8-14, 4-6 OVC) 
vs. Austin Peay Governors (16-7, 8-2 OVC)
Game No. 23
Thu., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Dunn Center (7,257)
Clarksville, Tennessee
 
TV: None
Radio: 887 the Sound (Joe Pott)
Live Video: ESPN+ 
Live Stats: SIUEStats.com
Live Audio: SIUECougarNetwork.com
 
 
FOURTH SEASON
SIUE Head Coach Jon Harris is in his fourth season at the helm of the Cougars. The native of Edwardsville, Illinois, is 29-81 overall. 
 
PREVIOUSLY
SIUE outlasted Eastern Kentucky 88-82 in a double overtime thriller at the Vadalabene Center. Tyresse Willford scored 27 points to power the Cougars, while Brandon Jackson contributed 25 points. David McFarland added 17 points, including a three-pointer to knot the score at 69-69 with 9.4 seconds remaining in regulation. It was tied 78-78 after the first overtime before the Cougars outscored the Colonels 10-4 in the decisive five-minute second OT.
 
OVERTIME
Saturday was SIUE's fifth overtime game this year, which leads the country and is a school record. The Cougars have played eight overtime periods, which also is the most in the NCAA. 
 
COMEBACK COUGARS
Last week's 16-point comeback vs. Morehead State was SIUE's largest of the year and the third time this season it has overcome a double-digit deficit. It also is SIUE's third win this year after trailing at halftime.
 
50-POINT HALF
The Cougars scored 51 points in the second half against Morehead State. It is the third time this season SIUE has scored at least 50 points in a half, not including overtime periods.
 
THREE OVERTIMES
The win at SEMO featured the most overtime periods (three) for SIUE in the Division I era. It was the third game of at least three overtime periods in school history and the first since the 1984-85 season. 
 
TY'S TIME
Williford averaged 25.0 points per game last week and was selected as the OVC Newcomer of the Week Monday. It was his second weekly award. He earned co-Newcomer of the Week honors from the OVC Jan. 21 after scoring a career-high 33 points against Murray State.