Posted: Dec 03, 2019
SIUE Cougars (2-6, 0-0 OVC)
vs. Chicago State Cougars (3-6, 0-0 WAC)
Wed., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.
First Community Arena (4,000)
Radio: 887 the Sound (Joe Pott, Brad Barnes)
Live Video: ESPN+ (Joe Pott, Brad Barnes)
Live Stats: SIUEStats.com
Live Audio: SIUECougarNetwork.com
LAST TIME OUT
SIUE dropped a 69-51 decision Friday at UC Riverside. The Cougars twice building a three-point lead in the first half. UC Riverside built a 10-point lead before a pair of free throws from Iziah James with four seconds left in the half cut the lead to 35-27 at the break. James led SIUE with 14 points.
Tonight's game is one of two home games for SIUE in December. Eight of SIUE's 13 nonconference games are on the road. The schedule includes road games in seven different states. Besides Illinois, the Cougars will travel to California, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina, South Dakota and Texas.
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.
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
Unofficially, Barone is one of nine current Division I head coaches whose father also was a Division I head coach. The List:
Tony Bennett, Virginia (Dick Bennett)
Jeff Capel III, Pittsburgh (Jeff Capel II)
Kermit Davis, Jr., Mississippi (Kermit Davis, Sr.)
Scott Drew, Baylor (Homer Drew)
Mark Prosser, Western Carolina (Skip Prosser)
Richard Pitino, Minnesota (Rick Pitino)
Jay Spoonhour, Eastern Illinois (Charlie Spoonhour)
Kevin Willard, Seton Hall (Ralph Willard)