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PREVIEW: SIUE, UT Martin Battle for First Place

PREVIEW: SIUE, UT Martin Battle for First Place

SIUE Cougars (14-9, 9-1 OVC) vs. UT Martin (15-7, 8-1 OVC)

Game #24
Sat., Feb. 6, 2 p.m.
Edwardsville, Ill.
Vadalabene Center

Radio: WSIE FM 88.7 (Sam Levitt)
Live Audio: SIUECougarNetwork.com
Live Video: OVCDigitalNetwork.com
Live Stats: SIUECougars.com

LAST TIME OUT

Five SIUE players scored in double figures Saturday as the Cougars defeated Eastern Illinois 87-75 for their sixth straight victory. 

PINK ZONE

This year's game is similar to last season in a couple of ways. Both SIUE and UT Martin were tops in the league standings, and the game served as the Pink Zone game for the Cougars.

SERIES STUFF

UT Martin won both meetings last season and holds a 10-6 edge in the series. SIUE has never won a game by more than four points in the series.

MATCHED LAST YEAR

SIUE matched last year's 9-1 start, its best-ever start in league play.

LEADING THE NATION

Through the games of Feb. 3, SIUE is No. 1 in the nation among NCAA Division I programs in free throws made (378) and free throws attempted (538).

1,000 WATCH
Shronda Butts needs 47 points for 1,000. CoCo Moore needs 70 for 1,000.

16 FOR 500

Butts needs 16 points to become the 13th player in school history to record 500 points in a single season. The school record is 656 by Denise Schaake during the 1980-81 season.

FROM THE LINE

SIUE has made more free throws (378) through 23 games than seven other OVC schools have attempted.

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE

In OVC games, SIUE is No. 1 in the league for field goal percentage at 45.4 percent. UT Martin, conversely, is No. 1 in the OVC in field goal percentage defense at 37.6 percent.

COME FROM BEHIND

The 24-point, come-from-behind victory over Omaha is the largest win from behind during the Division I era. The previous best come-from-behind win in the past 15 years had been 19 against Indianapolis on Jan. 3, 2002.

OVC WINNING STREAKS

UT Martin has the longest winning streak in the OVC at eight games followed by Belmont with seven and SIUE with six.

TWO MORE FOR 100

Sophomore Sidney Smith needs two three-pointers to become the ninth player in school history to sink 100 three-pointers in a career.

GOOD WORKS
Gwen Adams (Ferguson, Missouri) is one of 257 nominees for the 2016 Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams®. This distinguished award shines a spotlight on a select group of student-athletes who have shown dedication to service in their communities.

TOP PICK
The SIUE Cougars were selected as the preseason favorite in the Ohio Valley Conference by a vote of the league's head coaches and sports information directors.

SIGNINGS

Cloe Churchill (Canton, Illinois) and Dearria Watson (Salem, Illinois) each were signed to a National Letter of Intent to join the Cougars in the 2016-17 season. Churchill is a 5-9 guard from Canton High School. Watson is a 6-1 forward at Salem High School.

SIUE Cougars (14-9, 9-1 OVC) vs. UT Martin (15-7, 8-1 OVC)

 

Game #24

Sat., Feb. 6, 2 p.m.

Edwardsville, Ill.

Vadalabene Center

Radio: WSIE FM 88.7 (Sam Levitt)

Live Audio: SIUECougarNetwork.com

Live Video: OVCDigitalNetwork.com

Live Stats: SIUECougars.com

 

PINK ZONE – Complete Game Notes

 

LAST TIME OUT
Five SIUE players scored in double figures Saturday as the Cougars defeated Eastern Illinois 87-75 for their sixth straight victory.

 

PINK ZONE

This year's game is similar to last season in a couple of ways. Both SIUE and UT Martin were tops in the league standings, and the game served as the Pink Zone game for the Cougars.

 

SERIES STUFF

UT Martin won both meetings last season and holds a 10-6 edge in the series. SIUE has never won a game by more than four points in the series.

 

MATCHED LAST YEAR

SIUE matched last year's 9-1 start, its best-ever start in league play.

 

LEADING THE NATION

Through the games of Feb. 3, SIUE is No. 1 in the nation among NCAA Division I programs in free throws made (378) and free throws attempted (538).

 

1,000 WATCH
Shronda Butts needs 47 points for 1,000. CoCo Moore needs 70 for 1,000.

 

16 FOR 500

Butts needs 16 points to become the 13th player in school history to record 500 points in a single season. The school record is 656 by Denise Schaake during the 1980-81 season.

 

FROM THE LINE

SIUE has made more free throws (378) through 23 games than seven other OVC schools have attempted.

 

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE

In OVC games, SIUE is No. 1 in the league for field goal percentage at 45.4 percent. UT Martin, conversely, is No. 1 in the OVC in field goal percentage defense at 37.6 percent.

 

COME FROM BEHIND

The 24-point, come-from-behind victory over Omaha is the largest win from behind during the Division I era. The previous best come-from-behind win in the past 15 years had been 19 against Indianapolis on Jan. 3, 2002.

 

OVC WINNING STREAKS

UT Martin has the longest winning streak in the OVC at eight games followed by Belmont with seven and SIUE with six.

 

TWO MORE FOR 100

Sophomore Sidney Smith needs two three-pointers to become the ninth player in school history to sink 100 three-pointers in a career.

 

GOOD WORKS
Gwen Adams (Ferguson, Missouri) is one of 257 nominees for the 2016 Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams®. This distinguished award shines a spotlight on a select group of student-athletes who have shown dedication to service in their communities.

 

TOP PICK
The SIUE Cougars were selected as the preseason favorite in the Ohio Valley Conference by a vote of the league's head coaches and sports information directors.

 

SIGNINGS

Cloe Churchill (Canton, Illinois) and Dearria Watson (Salem, Illinois) each were signed to a National Letter of Intent to join the Cougars in the 2016-17 season. Churchill is a 5-9 guard from Canton High School. Watson is a 6-1 forward at Salem High School.

 

SIUE Cougars (14-9, 9-1 OVC) vs. UT Martin (15-7, 8-1 OVC)

Game #24
Sat., Feb. 6, 2 p.m.
Edwardsville, Ill.
Vadalabene Center

 

Radio: WSIE FM 88.7 (Sam Levitt)
Live Audio: SIUECougarNetwork.com
Live Video: OVCDigitalNetwork.com
Live Stats: SIUECougars.com

PINK ZONE – Complete Game Notes

LAST TIME OUT
Five SIUE players scored in double figures Saturday as the Cougars defeated Eastern Illinois 87-75 for their sixth straight victory.

PINK ZONE

This year's game is similar to last season in a couple of ways. Both SIUE and UT Martin were tops in the league standings, and the game served as the Pink Zone game for the Cougars.

SERIES STUFF

UT Martin won both meetings last season and holds a 10-6 edge in the series. SIUE has never won a game by more than four points in the series.

MATCHED LAST YEAR

SIUE matched last year's 9-1 start, its best-ever start in league play.

LEADING THE NATION

Through the games of Feb. 3, SIUE is No. 1 in the nation among NCAA Division I programs in free throws made (378) and free throws attempted (538).

1,000 WATCH
Shronda Butts needs 47 points for 1,000. CoCo Moore needs 70 for 1,000.

16 FOR 500

Butts needs 16 points to become the 13th player in school history to record 500 points in a single season. The school record is 656 by Denise Schaake during the 1980-81 season.

FROM THE LINE

SIUE has made more free throws (378) through 23 games than seven other OVC schools have attempted.

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE

In OVC games, SIUE is No. 1 in the league for field goal percentage at 45.4 percent. UT Martin, conversely, is No. 1 in the OVC in field goal percentage defense at 37.6 percent.

COME FROM BEHIND

The 24-point, come-from-behind victory over Omaha is the largest win from behind during the Division I era. The previous best come-from-behind win in the past 15 years had been 19 against Indianapolis on Jan. 3, 2002.

OVC WINNING STREAKS

UT Martin has the longest winning streak in the OVC at eight games followed by Belmont with seven and SIUE with six.

TWO MORE FOR 100

Sophomore Sidney Smith needs two three-pointers to become the ninth player in school history to sink 100 three-pointers in a career.

GOOD WORKS
Gwen Adams (Ferguson, Missouri) is one of 257 nominees for the 2016 Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams®. This distinguished award shines a spotlight on a select group of student-athletes who have shown dedication to service in their communities.

TOP PICK
The SIUE Cougars were selected as the preseason favorite in the Ohio Valley Conference by a vote of the league's head coaches and sports information directors.

SIGNINGS

Cloe Churchill (Canton, Illinois) and Dearria Watson (Salem, Illinois) each were signed to a National Letter of Intent to join the Cougars in the 2016-17 season. Churchill is a 5-9 guard from Canton High School. Watson is a 6-1 forward at Salem High School.

 
 

 

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