Posted: Jan 25, 2019
Complete Game Notes
SIUE Cougars (9-9, 4-3 OVC) vs. UT Martin Skyhawks (13-5, 5-2 OVC)
Sat., Jan. 26, 1 p.m. CT
Martin, Tenn. | Kathleen and Tom Elam Center
Live Stats: SIUEstats.com
Live Video: ESPN+
Live Radio: WSIE FM 88.7 (Brad Barnes)
Live Audio: www.SIUECougarNetwork.com
ABOUT SATURDAY'S OPPONENT
• UT Martin has won five of its last six games, including a 90-66 triumph Thursday over Eastern Illinois.
• UT Martin is No. 6 in the nation in scoring with 82.9 points per game. The Skyhawks also are No. 10 nationally in steals per game (12.2) and free throws made (296).
• Chelsea Perry is the team's leading scorer at 12.3 points per game.
• SIUE women's basketball roared back from 16 points down, but Southeast Missouri prevailed late in a 63-58 road loss for the Cougars at the Show Me Center. Micah Jones led the SIUE offense with 16 points off the bench. SIUE scored 19 second-chance points off its 21 offensive rebounds.
• This is the seventh season for SIUE Head Coach Paula Buscher. She led the Cougars to a Women's Basketball Invitational appearance last season, the second such NCAA Division I postseason tournament appearance for SIUE.
• Coach Buscher recorded win No. 100 at SIUE against McKendree. She recorded her 300th career victory last season.
• Micah Jones needs seven points to become the 30th player in school history to record 900 career points. She has 42 double-digit scoring outings in her collegiate career.
• Sydney Bauman was the leading rebounder for the 40th time in her career, grabbing nine rebounds Thrusday at Southeast Missouri.
• SIUE is No. 9 nationally in three-point field goal percentage defense at 25.4 percent.
• Sydney Bauman, who has 37 blocks this season, holds the SIUE single-season record for blocks (63) set last season and is the all-time leader in blocks at SIUE with 170.
• Allie Troeckler is fourth in the OVC in free throw percentage (81.7 percent) and is 83rd nationally.
• Nakiah Bell has 142 career three-pointers made and is sixth on the all-time list.
• Bell leads the Cougars in assists with 51.
• Bell has 222 career assists, which is 18th all-time at SIUE.
• Bauman is ranked 31st nationally in blocked shots (37) and 34th in blocks per game (2.06)
• Coach Buscher announced four signees during early signing period. They include 5-9 guard Piper Francis (Mountain View, Missouri), 5-10 guard Tori Handley (Jeffersonville, Indiana), 5-11 forward Mikayla Kinnard (Louisville, Kentucky) and Ajulu Thatha (Indianapolis, Indiana).