Cougars Welcome Skyhawks Saturday

Cougars Welcome Skyhawks Saturday

Complete Game Notes

SIUE Cougars (8-17, 4-9 OVC) 
vs. UT Martin Skyhawks (9-15, 4-9 OVC)
Game No. 26
Sat., Feb. 16, 2:00 p.m.
Vadalabene Center (4,000)
Edwardsville, Illinois
 
TV: None
Radio: 887 the Sound (Joe Pott)
Live Video: ESPN3 (Bob Belvin, Ray Giacoletti)
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 29-84 overall. 
 
PREVIOUSLY
SIUE fell to Eastern Illinois 79-65 Thursday. It didn't make much difference in the first 20 minutes what the Cougars tried with their defense. EIU hit 11 of 21 threes in the half in building a 40-26 lead and never looked back. The Cougars, once 21 points down in the second half, rallied from a 50-29 deficit to close with a dozen times three times. They crept to within 74-63 with 1:15 to play but could get no closer.
 
DOUBLE TROUBLE
Brandon Jackson led SIUE with 16 points and 10 rebounds against EIU. It was the third double-double of his career. All three have come this year.
 
OVERTIME
Feb. 2 was SIUE's fifth overtime game this year, which tied for the second most in the country and is a school record. The Cougars have played eight overtime periods, which is the most in the NCAA. 
 
COMEBACK COUGARS
The 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. 
 
PUSHING 600
McFarland and Jackson and Christian Ellis are approaching 600 career points. McFarland has scored 599 career points, Ellis has 589 and Jackson has 570.