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Redhawks Visit Austin Peay Saturday
The Redhawks open the second half of OVC play at Austin Peay Jan. 31

Redhawks Visit Austin Peay Saturday



Southeast Missouri (9-12, 3-5 OVC) at Austin Peay (7-14, 2-5 OVC)

Date: Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
Tip-Off: 7 p.m., CT
Location: Clarksville, Tenn.
Arena: Dunn Center (7,875)
Series History: Austin Peay leads, 33-19
Coaches: Dickey Nutt (Southeast Missouri), Dave Loos (Austin Peay)

Media Coverage
Radio: ESPN 92.9 FM and Real Rock 99.3 FM (Erik Sean)
Video: OVC Digital Network
Live Stats: LetsGoPeay.com
Twitter Updates: @SEMOmbb
Game Notes: Southeast Missouri

Two-Game Road Trip
Southeast Missouri (9-12, 3-5) opens a two-game road trip when it visits Austin Peay (7-14, 2-5) Saturday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m., CT, at the Dunn Center.

Follow the Redhawks
Saturday's game will be broadcast live on the radio at ESPN 92.9 FM and Real Rock 99.3 FM. Erik Sean will provide play-by-play. Live stats can be accessed online at LetsGoPeay.com. Free video is available online at the OVC Digital Network.

January Winds Down
Southeast closes out the month of January with its road contest at Austin Peay this weekend. The Redhawks are currently 3-5 this month. One more win would give Southeast its most victories in a month this season.

Halfway Point
The Redhawks are 3-5 and fifth in the Ohio Valley Conference West Division halfway through their conference schedule. After Saturday's contest, Southeast heads to Murray State on Feb. 5. The Racers have won 16 in a row and are undefeated in OVC play.

Series History
Austin Peay holds a 33-19 lead in its all-time series against Southeast. The Redhawks, however, have won three of the last four meetings between these teams. Four of the last six matchups have been decided by no more than six points. Southeast last beat the Governors at the Dunn Center in 2012-13 (108-81).

Chasing 1,000
Jarekious Bradley and Nino Johnson are both chasing 1,000 career points. Bradley (879) needs 121 more to hit that mark, while Johnson (884) is 116 points away. So far, Dickey Nutt has had two 1,000-point scorers as Southeast's head coach. Tyler Stone (2011-14) ranks fifth all-time in school history with 1,546 points and Marland Smith (2009-13) ranks seventh with 1,423.

Two-Game Skid
Southeast lost its second-straight game by double figures when it fell, 75-61, to SIU Edwardsville Thursday. The Redhawks are on a losing streak for the fourth time this season. Southeast has dropped four of its last six contests.

Looking to Regroup
The Redhawks have lost four-straight halves of basketball. Southeast trailed the entire second half in its latest loss to SIU Edwardsville. The last time the Redhawks won a half was in the final 20 minutes against Tennessee Tech (33-31) on Jan. 17.

Cleveland Sees Doubles
Antonius Cleveland notched his 12th double-digit scoring game this season when he turned in 10 points vs. SIU Edwardsville (Jan. 29). Cleveland shot 4-of-8 from the field and 2-of-2 at the free throw line in 27 minutes. He has scored double figures in two-straight games.

Board Certified
The Redhawks outrebounded their opponent in four of their last seven contests. Southeast  is 8-1 in games when it outrebounds its opponent this season.

Johnson Among Block Leaders
Nino Johnson recorded four blocks at UT Martin (Jan. 24), and as a result, ran his team-high total to 46 this season. Johnson, who ranks behind Austin Peay's Chris Horton (49), stands 37th in the nation in total blocks. He has led Southeast in blocks 12 times this season and finished with three or more on 11 of those occasions.

Bradley Third in the Nation in Free Throw Percentage
Jarekious Bradley leads the Ohio Valley Conference and ranks third in  the nation in free throw percentage. Bradley is a near-perfect 25-of-26 at the charity strip in conference play. Overall, he has missed only four free throws this season, knocking down 53-of-57 attempts for 93 percent.

NCAA Division I Free Throw Percentage Leaders
(Through Games of Jan. 21, 2015)

Riley Grabau, Wyoming                                      .947
Four McGlynn, Towson                                       .936
Jarekious Bradley, Southeast Missouri               .930
Joseph Young, Oregon                                        .922
Johnny Dee, San Diego                                      .914

Road Update
Southeast saw a two-game road winning streak end in a 70-53 loss at UT Martin (Jan. 24). The Redhawks posted their largest victories in Ohio Valley Conference play prior to that loss. Southeast won at Tennessee State, 77-62, on Jan. 3 and, 69-52, at Jacksonville State on Jan. 14. Southeast won four of its last six OVC road games.

About Austin Peay
Austin Peay is currently last in the Ohio Valley Conference West Division with an overall record of 7-14 and 2-5 in league play. APSU dropped an 82-69 decision at home against Morehead State Wednesday. It was the Governors sixth loss in eight contests. APSU is 11th in the OVC in scoring defense, allowing 71.5 points per game. The Governors are also last in the conference in field goal percentage defense as opponents are shooting .465 against the Govs this year. APSU has the league's top rebounder and shot blocker in Chris Horton. Horton, who leads the Governors with 13.1 points per game, averages 10.6 rebounds and has accumulated 49 blocks in 21 starts. Khalil Davis (10.8) and Ed Dyson (10.4) also average double figures in the scoring column.

 
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