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Redhawks Challenge Kansas State On Sunday

Redhawks Challenge Kansas State On Sunday

Nov. 15, 2008

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THE TEAMS: The Redhawks, 12-19 last season,lost its season opener at New Mexico, 102-59, on Friday night. The Redhawks were 2-0 in exhibition games with wins over Missouri Baptist and MacMurray.

Kansas State, 21-12 last season, is 1-0 after a 96-57 win over Florida A & M on Friday night. The Wildcats were also 1-0 in exhibition games with an 81-57 win over Washburn.

THE COACHES: Zac Roman is 0-1 in his first regular season game as Redhawks acting head coach.

Frank Martin is in his second season at Kansas State with a record of 22-12.

THE SERIES: This will be the Redhawks first meeting with Kansas State


SOUTHEAST IS 0 FOR BIG 12: The Redhawks have never beaten a Big 12 school with a record of 0-10. Losses have been to Missouri (5), Colorado, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Iowa State and Nebraska. The last meeting with a Big 12 team was in 2006 when Iowa State beat the Redhawks 87-71.

THIN ROSTER: With junior Calvin Williams, suspended for the first two games, the Redhawks will have only four players in uniform who played on last year's team. Jaycen Herring, Kenard Moore, Jimmy Drew and Johnny Hill combined for an average of 29 points and 11 rebounds per game. Jajuan Maxwell played for the Redhawks in 2006-2007 but missed last season with a knee injury. The Redhawks will dress only nine players including one walkon.

WILLIAMS RETURNS TO PRACTICE: Junior Calvin Williams, 6-9, returned to practice last Friday but he will not be allowed to play at Kansas State. Williams had been suspended from all basketball activities on October 25. He will return to action this Friday vs. Culver Stockton.

HERRING LEADS VS. LOBOS: Senior Jaycen Herring, 6-5, led Southeast in the season opening loss at New Mexico. He had 21 points including 3-6 threes and 6-9 free throws.

LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL: The Kansas State game is the Redhawks first game in the Findlay Toyota Las Vegas Invitational. The Redhawks will also play at Iowa on Nov. 25 before playing two games in Las Vegas on Nov. 28 and Nov. 29. The Redhawks play Longwood at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 28 and will play either Oakland or Delaware State on Nov. 29.

JONES AT THE POINT: Junior college transfer Bijon Jones played all 40-minutes in the loss at New Mexico. Despite playing at altitude, Jones went the distance with 8 points, 5 rebounds and a team-high 3 assists. He was 3-4 from the field and 2-3 from the line.

MAXWELL STARTS FAST: Sophomore Jajuan Maxwell, 6-6, who missed last season with a knee injury, is off to a fast start. He had 9 points and 7 rebounds vs. New Mexico. He averaged 17.5 points and 23 rebounds per game in exhibition play. Maxwell had double-doubles in both exhibition games and in fact had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the first half of the MacMurray game.

MOORE LAUNCHES: Senior Kenard Moore shot 10 3-pointers vs. New Mexico, but was only 1-10. He had 25 treys in the two exhibition games. He was 9-25 from three for .360. He averaged 22.5 points per games. Last season, Moore ranked 68th nationally in 3-point field goal percentage at .397.

HITTING THE BOARDS: Junior college transfer Israel Kirk, 6-7, was the top rebounder against New Mexico with 8. He and LaMont Russell, 6-6, combined to average 16.5 rebounds per game in the two exhibition games.

DREW MISSES NEW MEXICO GAME: Junior Jimmy Drew missed the New Mexico game for disciplinary reasons. He is questionable for the Kansas State game. SOUTHEAST PICKED 8th IN OVC: The Southeast Missouri State basketball team has been picked to finish eighth in the preseason poll by league coaches and sports information directors. Murray State was picked first with Tennessee-Martin second and Austin Peay third. Morehead State was chosen for fourth followed by Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech, Eastern Kentucky, Southeast Missouri, Eastern Illinois and Jacksonville State.

REDHAWKS HAVE ST. LOUIS RADIO STATION: The Southeast Basketball Network includes Team 1380 Radio in St. Louis. The network operated by Mississippi River Radio, will be anchored by 100,000 watt K-103 FM in Cape Girardeau. Other network stations include KSIM, Sikeston;, KWOC, Poplar Bluff and KMAL, Malden. Erik Sean will be the play-by-play voice of Redhawks basketball with Todd Bonacki adding commentary at home games and Ron Hines adding color during the road games.

REDHAWKS BASKETBALL WITH Zac Roman: Roman will have a weekly television show on WQWQ-TV, the Heartland's CW. The show will be seen at 11:05 p.m. each Monday night beginning on Dec. 1and will be hosted by Heartland Sports Director Todd Richards. The show will also be shown on Charter Cable Channel 11 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's at 8 p.m. It will also be run on the KFVS-TV/Southeast Weather Channel (Charter Channel 113) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m.

SID STREAK: Southeast SID Ron Hines has worked 823 consecutive men's basketball games. He has not missed a game since 1980.

NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: The Redhawks home regular season opener is against Culver Stockton on Friday, 5:30 p.m., at the Show Me Center.

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