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PREVIEW: Cougars Head to Nebraska

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Complete Game Notes

SIUE Cougars (1-2, 0-0 OVC)
vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
Sun., Nov. 17, 2 p.m. CT
Lincoln, Neb. | Pinnacle Bank Arena

Live Video: Big Ten Plus
Live Radio: WSIE FM 88.7 (Brad Barnes)
 
ABOUT TODAY'S OPPONENT
• Nebraska won its third straight game to start the season with a 78-55 victory over Morgan State Thursday.
• Leigha Brown leads the Cornhuskers with a 16.7 scoring average.
• Kate Cain is among the national leaders in blocks with 14 in three games.
 
LAST TIME OUT
• SIUE earned its first victory of the season, an 85-74 triumph over Evansville. Five players scored in double figures for the Cougars.
 
OPENING TIP
Bria Stallworth is playing against her former school and appeared in the only other contest in this series. Stallworth scored a game-high 21 points off the bench as Nebraska defeated SIUE 62-53 on Nov. 11, 2017.
• A handful of players recorded career highs in the win over Evansville. Included in that list is Mikayla Kinnard (15), Zaria Whitlock (13), Ajulu Thatha (13) and Mikia Keith (13).
• It was the second double-digit scoring effort of the season for Kinnard, who scored 12 points off the bench against SIU Carbondale.
• SIUE is ranked 35th nationally in steals with 35 through three games.
Ajulu Thatha is second in the Ohio Valley Conference with 22 rebounds.
• Troeckler recorded her second double-digit scoring effort of the season against Evansville. She leads the team in career double-digit scoring with 17 games.
• SIUE is ranked third in the OVC in turnovers forced at 20.7 per contest.
• Stallworth and Keith are tied for the team lead in three-pointers made with four.
Christen King is second in the OVC and 77th nationally in free throw percentage at 91.7 percent, hitting 11 of 12 from the charity stripe.
• SIUE had one change on the sidelines and one addition. Jasmine James takes over as the Director of Operations. Jay'nee Alston turns in her game jersey for a clipboard as a graduate assistant manager.
 
NEXT UP
• SIUE returns home to the First Community Arena at the Vadalabene Center for a 7 p.m. tilt Wednesday against Saint Louis.