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Men's Basketball Plays Host to Tennessee Tech Thursday

Men's Basketball Plays Host to Tennessee Tech Thursday
 
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)
Edwardsville, Illinois
 
TV: None
Radio: 887 the Sound (Joe Pott)
Live Video: ESPN+
Live Stats: SIUEStats.com
Live Audio: SIUECougarNetwork.com
 
TICKET SPECIALS
  • 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 
 
FOURTH SEASON
SIUE Head Coach Jon Harris is in his fourth season at the helm of the Cougars. The native of Edwardsville, Illinois, is 30-86 overall. 
 
PREVIOUSLY
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.
 
ACTION JACKSON
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. 
 
TOP 50
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.
 
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.
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