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PREVIEW: Cougars, Tigers Clash Sunday

at Missouri
at Missouri

Complete Game Notes

SIUE Cougars (1-4, 0-0 OVC)
at Missouri Tigers (1-4, 0-0 SEC)
Sun., Nov. 24, 2 p.m. CT
Columbia, Mo. | Mizzou Arena

Live Stats: SIUEstats.com
Live Video: ESPN+
Live Radio: WSIE FM 88.7 (Brad Barnes)
 
ABOUT TODAY'S OPPONENT
• Missouri is coming off its fourth straight loss. The latest was a 72-56 defeat at South Dakota on Thursday.
• Amber Smith leads the Tigers' offense in both scoring and rebounding with 17.4 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.
• Jordan Roundtree has been the team's top sharpshooter, hitting 55.2 percent of her shots (16-29). She is averaging 11.4 points per game.
 
LAST TIME OUT
• SIUE fell to shooting woes Wednesday in a 68-35 loss against Saint Louis.
 
OPENING TIP
Allie Troeckler leads the team in minutes played, averaging 27.6 per game.
• SIUE has seven players who are averaging at least one steal per game. Troeckler leads the team with nine steals followed by eight from Christen King.
• Junior forward Zaria Whitlock is the team's leading shooter from the field, hitting 13 of 21 shots (61.9 percent).
• SIUE's defense held Nebraska to 1 of 13 shooting in the second period (7.7 percent). Nebraska scored just four points in that period.
• SIUE is ranked 53rd nationally in free throw attempts with 94 through five games.
• SIUE is ranked No. 1 in the OVC in blocks shots with 17 through five games.
Mikia Keith is ranked No. 127 in three-point field goals attempted (26). She has hit a team-leading seven from beyond the arc.
Mikayla Kinnard and Bria Stallworth are tied for the team lead in assists with nine. Kinnard has done it averaging 16.0 minutes played per game.
Alek Akuen recorded a career high three blocks in the loss at Nebraska.
• Coach Paula Buscher announced the signing of 6-5 Tori Hamilton (Paris, Missouri) and 6-2 Madison Webb (Bedford, Indiana), who will join the Cougars next season.
Bria Stallworth has posted the team's best plus-minus statistic for a single game with 20 vs. Evansville.
 
NEXT UP
• The Cougars begin the month of December with home games against Purdue Fort Wayne (Dec. 4) and Loyola (Dec. 8).