Jan 30, 2019
Complete Game Notes
SIUE Cougars (9-10, 4-4 OVC) vs. Morehead State Eagles (15-6, 6-2 OVC)
Thu., Jan. 31, 11 a.m. CT
Edwardsville, Ill. | Vadalabene Center
- Education Day – 3,000+ Metro East students at the game
- Game Sponsor – Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery
- Halftime – K9's in Flight
Live Stats: SIUEstats.com
Live Video: ESPN+
Live Radio: WSIE FM 88.7 (Brad Barnes)
Live Audio: www.SIUECougarNetwork.com
ABOUT TODAY'S OPPONENT
• Morehead State comes into the contest with a five-game winning streak. All five of the wins have been by double digits.
• The Eagles have four players averaging double digits in scoring led by 19.3 per game from Aliyah Jeune and 18.0 from Miranda Crockett.
• Morehead State leads the OVC in several statistical categories, including field goal percentage (44.7) and turnover margin (+6.48).
• Despite a career-high 18 points from senior guard Jay'nee Alston, SIUE dropped the back end of this road trip Saturday with a 68-55 loss at UT Martin.
• 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 became the 30th player in school history to pass 900 career points. Only 26 players in school history have passed the 1,000 mark.
• Sydney Bauman has been the leading rebounder in 41 games during her collegiate career.
• Bauman, who has 40 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 173.
• Bauman is the first player in school history to record 40 or more blocks in three consecutive seasons.
• Bauman is ranked 31st nationally in blocked shots (40) and 30th in blocks per game (2.11).
• SIUE is No. 14 nationally in three-point field goal percentage defense at 25.9 percent.
• Allie Troeckler leads the Cougars in steals with 30, just ahead of Christen King with 28. Both have had three-plus steals in a game four times this season.
• Nakiah Bell has 144 career three-pointers made and is sixth on the all-time list.
• In back-to-back games, SIUE is playing a team ranked in the top 12 in the nation in team scoring. UT Martin is eighth at 82.1 points per game. Morehead State is 12th at 81.5 points per game.
• 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).