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PREVIEW: Cougars Open OVC Tourney Wednesday

Cougars huddle at a timeout
Cougars huddle at a timeout

Complete Game Notes

OVC Tournament Bracket

 

GAME #30

Nashville, Tenn.

Municipal Auditorium

 

Wed., Mar. 5, 2 p.m. CT

SIUE (11-18, 7-9 OVC) vs. Jacksonville State (12-17, 8-8 OVC)

 

RADIO: WSIE FM 88.7 (Adam Young/Joe Pott)

LIVE STATS: www.SIUECougars.com

LIVE AUDIO: www.siuecougarnetwork.com

LIVE VIDEO: www.OVCDigitalNetwork.com

LIVE VIDEO: www.espn3.com

 

THE SERIES

Jacksonville State won the only meeting of the season between the two teams 71-68 in Jacksonville, Ala. SIUE won the previous three meetings against the Gamecocks by an average of 27.6 points per game.


LAST TIME OUT

SIUE women's basketball played like there may not be a next game and emerged with a 67-58 victory over Eastern Illinois Saturday at the Vadalabene Center. Micah Jones led all players with 17 points, and the Cougar freshman added a team-best three assists. CoCo Moore, playing in her first game since the UT Martin win, shot 5 of 7 from the field and finished with 11 points.

 

VIDEO AND AUDIO OPTIONS

Wednesday's game is available on the OVC Digital Network and ESPN3.com. Adam Young will provide audio on the SIUECougarNetwork.com.

 

OVC DIGITAL NETWORK

Justin Seamon and Brittany Jackson will be on the broadcast for the OVC Digital Network and ESPN3.com.

 

SCOUTING JACKSONVILLE STATE

Candace Morton finished the regular season as the team's leading scorer with 16.7 points per game. The Gamecocks are coming off a 71-69 overtime win over second-seeded Belmont. Jacksonville State won six out of its last nine games and were 4-2 overall against OVC West Division teams.


JONES TOP FRESHMAN IN OVC

Micah Jones won the OVC Freshman of the Week award three times and the Player of the Week once. The center from Cowden, Ill., is averaging 10.8 points per game.

 

LEADER OF THE PACK

Tierny Austin leads the team in scoring with 13.0 points per game. She missed six games due to injuries this season but was the team's leading scorer in 10 of 29 games this season.

 

DEFENSE, DEFENSE

SIUE held first-place UT Martin to 62 points. The Skyhawks swept into the Feb. 8 game averaging 92 points a game in OVC play. SIUE halted UT Martin's 10-game winning streak.

 

FIRST TIME THIS SEASON

In SIUE's 11 victories this season, the Cougars have recorded some interesting traits. In wins, SIUE has fewer three-point field goal attempts and a better field goal percentage than its opponents.

 

SO YOU WANT TO BE A COACH

Jazmin Hill will be the lone participant from an Ohio Valley Conference school at the "So You Want to Be A Coach" three-day workshop. She will attend the event April 4-6 in conjunction with the WBCA National Convention in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville also is the site for this year's Women's Final Four with the OVC and the Nashville Sports Council sharing hosting duties.

 

TURNAROUND TIME

SIUE's 16-point victory over Austin Peay was its largest win of the OVC season. It also adds up to a 26-point turnaround, having lost by 10 against the Lady Govs. That's not the biggest turnaround of the season for the Cougars as SIUE defeated UT Martin by three points after falling to the Skyhawks by 39 (+42 differential).

 

ON THE BLOCK

Raven Warford leads the Cougars and is third in the OVC in blocks with 36 after recording one against Austin Peay. It is the most blocks by a Cougar since Crystal Gladson blocked 40 shots during the 2000-01 season. She is ranked 106th nationally.

 
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