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Cougars Meet First-Place Racers Saturday

Cougars Meet First-Place Racers Saturday

Complete Game Notes

SIUE Cougars (8-15, 4-7 OVC) 
vs. Murray State Racers (18-4, 9-2 OVC)
Game No. 24
Sat., Feb. 9, 7:00 p.m.
CFSB Center (8,600)
Murray, Kentucky
 
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 29-82 overall. 
 
PREVIOUSLY
SIUE fell on the road at Austin Peay 80-45. Austin Peay raced out to a 36-5 lead and carried a 42-18 advantage into the break. The Governors were 18 for 36 from the field in the first half, including going 6 of 15 from three-point range while SIUE managed just 6 of 25 shots from the field and missed all five three-point attempts. The second half proved to be more competitive, as the Cougars connected on 10 of 15 field goals, including two three-pointers.
 
OVERTIME
Last 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. 
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