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PREVIEW: Cougars Travel to Murray State

Tierny Austin (24) looks on as Micah Jones takes a shot.
Tierny Austin (24) looks on as Micah Jones takes a shot.

 

Complete Game Notes

 

GAME #27
Murray, Ky.
CFSB Center

Mon., Feb. 17, 7 p.m. CT
SIUE (8-18, 4-9 OVC) vs. Murray State (9-14, 2-9 OVC)

RADIO: WSIE FM 88.7 (Adam Young)

LIVE STATS: www.SIUECougars.com

LIVE AUDIO: www.siuecougarnetwork.com

LIVE VIDEO: www.OVCDigitalNetwork.com

 

THE SERIES

Murray State holds a 5-4 advantage in the series, but the Cougars have won the last two meetings, including a 71-67 victory at the Vadalabene Center Jan. 18th. SIUE has never won at the CFSB Center.


LAST TIME OUT

Tierny Austin led five SIUE players in double figures as the Cougars swept past Austin Peay 81-65 at the Dunn Center. Austin scored a game-high 19 points in her first game since Jan. 27th due to injury. Valerie Finnin, who played all 40 minutes for the Cougars, scored a season-high 18 points against the Lady Govs. Allyssa Decker added a season best of her own with 13 points. Ashley Capotosto recorded her first career double-double, finishing with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Micah Jones scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

 

OVC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Jones swept the Player and Freshman of the Week awards in the OVC. It is the first OVC Player of the Week award of the season for the Cougars and the third time this season Jones has been tapped as the Freshman of the Week. Jones averaged a double-double for the week with 16.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per game against UT Martin and Southeast Missouri.

 

SCOUTING MURRAY STATE

Bianca Babic led five players scoring in double figures in Murray State's 83-74 win Saturday against Eastern Illinois. Keiona Kirby leads the Racers with an 18.3 scoring average.

 
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