Posted: Feb 27, 2019
SIUE Cougars (9-19, 5-11 OVC)
vs. Tennessee Tech (7-22, 3-13 OVC)
Game No. 29
Thu., Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Vadalabene Center (5,000)
Radio: 887 the Sound (Joe Pott)
Live Video: ESPN+
Live Stats: SIUEStats.com
Live Audio: SIUECougarNetwork.com
- Faculty/ Staff Appreciation Night: All SIUE faculty and staff members may receive two free tickets, with additional tickets available for just $5
- East St. Louis Night: Residents of East St. Louis can also receive $5 tickets
- Edwardsville Little Tigers Night: Edwardsville Little Tigers receive free admisison with their jersey. Additional tickets are $5
SIUE Head Coach Jon Harris is in his fourth season at the helm of the Cougars. The native of Edwardsville, Illinois, is 30-86 overall.
The Cougars fell on the road at first-place Belmont 97-75. The Cougars connected on 52.7 percent (29-55) of their shots, including going 7-17 from three-point range. Down 20-17 with 11:58 to play, SIUE scored 15 of the next 17 points and led 32-22 following a Brandon Jackson three-pointer at the 9:08 mark. Belmont battled within one before the Cougars pulled away again. Dylan Windler and Grayson Murphy hit consecutive three-pointers for Belmont to tie the score at 39 with 4:38 left. The Bruins finished the half on a 13-4 run to take a nine-point halftime lead.
Brandon Jackson scored 22 points in back-to-back games last week at Tennessee State and Belmont. He has scored in double figures in nine of his last 11 games and had his third double-double this year with 16 points and 10 rebounds against Eastern Illinois.
David McFarland has 630 career points and is now no. 49 all-time in scoring at SIUE. Brandon Jackson needs six points to move into the top 50.
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.
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.
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.