Sat., Mar. 1, 1 p.m. CT
SIUE (10-18, 6-9 OVC) vs. Eastern Illinois (12-14, 7-8 OVC)
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Eastern Illinois holds a 14-2 advantage in the series with the Cougars. The two teams have split the last four games in the series, including a 71-61 EIU victory Feb. 1 in Charleston, Ill.
LAST TIME OUT
SIUE women's basketball won its third straight game Saturday with a 74-66 triumph over Tennessee State at the Gentry Center. Tierny Austin came off the bench and led the Cougars in scoring with 15 points. Jazmin Hill also came off the bench to add 10 points. Valerie Finnin and Micah Jones both started for the Cougars and finished with 11 points each. Jones recorded her third double-double of the season by adding a game-high 10 rebounds.
SIUE is battling for a spot in next week's Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. With a win, SIUE can be as high as the No. 7 seed in the tournament. The full brackets will be released by the OVC after the completion of league play Saturday (approminately 7 p.m. CT).
SCOUTING EASTERN ILLINOIS
The Panthers, who have started the same five players in all 26 games this season, are in second place in the OVC West Division. Sabina Oroszova leads Eastern Illinois with 17.1 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Kaitlyn Payne is second in scoring with 14.3 points per game followed by 12.4 points per game from Jordyne Crunk. The Panthers are tied with the Cougars in rebounding margin at +2.3 rebounds per game.