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Cougars Face First-Place Bruins Saturday in Nashville

Cougars Face First-Place Bruins Saturday in Nashville

Complete Game Notes

SIUE Cougars (9-18, 5-10 OVC) 
vs. Belmont Bruins (22-4, 13-2 OVC)
Game No. 28
Sat., Feb. 23, 5:00 p.m.
Curb Event Center (5,000)
Nashville, 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 30-85 overall. 
 
PREVIOUSLY
Daniel Kinchen's three-pointer with less than a second to play Thursday vaulted SIUE to an 85-84 win at Tennessee State. With the Cougars trailing 84-82 and seven seconds left, Tyresse Williford brought the ball up the floor, with Kinchen trailing. Williford drove into the free throw line, before passing back to Kinchen for the game-winner. The win was the first-ever for SIUE at Tennessee State. The Tigers nearly pulled off a major comeback. SIUE led by as many as 17 points in the first half and had a 47-33 lead at halftime.
 
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
SIUE has played five overtime games this year, which 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 was 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 was 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. 
 
TOP 50
In just his second season, McFarland has 623 career points and is now no. 49 all-time in scoring at SIUE. 
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