OVC foes will battle when the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (6-20, 2-11 OVC) square off with the SIUE Cougars (7-19, 4-9 OVC) at the Show Me Center. Action begins at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
SIUE Cougars vs. Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Free Preview
The last time the Cougars played, they edged the Eastern Illinois Panthers, 76-74. Mike Adewunmi was SIUE’s leading scorer with 25 points on 10-for-16 shooting. The Cougars had a solid offensive rebounding percentage of 30.6 (above their season average of 26.6) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.523 (above their season average of 0.476).
The Redhawks will look to maintain momentum after edging the UT Martin Skyhawks in their last matchup, 74-72. Southeast Missouri State rallied around Skyler Hogan, who was the team’s high scorer with 21 points on 7-for-15 shooting. The Redhawks, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 24.9, had a ridiculous mark of 33.3 and had a free throw rate of 0.309 (above their season average of 0.237).
These two schools have already met once this season. The Cougars won 84-65. The Cougars dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 35.1 and a great turnover percentage of 9.7. For those same stats, the Redhawks were 16.7 and 14.8, respectively. Tyresse Williford was a standout player in the game, putting up 22 points and nine assists.
SIUE Cougars vs. Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – SIUE, ATS Winner – SIUE, O/U – Over
SIUE ranks 107th in assists per game (13.7) while Southeast Missouri State ranks 237th (10.9).
The Cougars rank 208th in rebounds per game (33.9) while the Redhawks rank 243rd (32.8).
Southeast Missouri State ranks 244th in three pointers attempted per game (18.5) while SIUE ranks 264th (17.8).
The Redhawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.0, down from 8.8 for the season.
During their last five games, the Cougars have scored an average of 64.2 points per game (2.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.6 points per game (0.6 below their season average).