Posted: Nov 17, 2019
SIUE Cougars (2-2, 0-0 OVC)
vs. South Dakota Coyotes (4-0, 0-0 Summit)
Mon., Nov. 18, 7:00 p.m.
Sanford Coyote Sports Center (6,000)
Vermillion, South Dakota
LAST TIME OUT
SIUE erased an 11-point second-half deficit to score a 57-55 win on the road Saturday afternoon at Incarnate Word. Mike Adewunmi knocked down a pair of free throws with less than two seconds to play to seal the win for the Cougars. Adewunmi led the way with 12 points.
SIUE and South Dakota were in the same reclassification class from Division II to Division I. Both began the transition in 2008 and were fully certified in time for the 2012-2013 season. The two teams met seven times during the four-year reclassification process.
Head Coach Brian Barone takes over at the top after two seasons as the Cougars' top assistant. He has previous Division I stops at Green Bay, Indiana, Marquette and Illinois State. He also brings junior college experience as a head coach and assistant.
Brian's father is the late Tony Barone, Sr., who played at Duke before beginning his coaching career. After stops at Duke and Bradley as an assistant, Tony was the head coach at Creighton (1985-91) and Texas A&M (1991-1998). He also coached the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies during the 2006-07 season.
BARONE SIGNED THROUGH 2024
On November 13, SIUE Director of Athletics Tim Hall announced an extension of Head Coach Brian Barone's contract through the 2023-2024 season.