Southeast Missouri (5-7) vs. Belmont (10-3)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
Tip-off: 5:15 p.m., CT
Location: Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Arena: Show Me Center
(33-39, third season)
Bart Brooks (10-3, first season)
Radio: SEMO ESPN 1220 AM
Play-by-play: Erik Sean
Analysis: Jess Bolen
Southeast Missouri women's basketball (5-7) will open up conference play against the defending OVC champion Belmont Bruins (10-3).
The Bruins are 10-3 on the season, suffering losses to Oklahoma, Stanford and Wright State. They were picked to finish first in the OVC preseason poll, with 22 first place votes. The preseason co-players of the year were also both Belmont players in Darby Maggard and Sally McCabe. Although not voted one of the co-players of the year, their top performer is Kylee Smith 19.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
Follow the Redhawks
Thursday's game will be streamed live on the OVC Digital Network. Fans can listen to the game live on the radio on SEMO ESPN 1220 AM with Erik Sean and Jess Bolen. The broadcast can also be streamed live at SEMOESPN.com and on the SEMO ESPN app. Live stats are available online at GoSoutheast. Live Twitter updates are available on the official Twitter page of the Redhawks, @SEMOwbb.
Redhawks Take Down Evansville 74-69
Southeast Missouri used a 10-0 run in the fourth plus a near triple double performance from Adrianna Murphy
to defeat the Evansville Purple Aces by nine points. Murphy finished with a career high 26 points to go along with 10 assists, nine rebounds and five steals.
A Look at What's Ahead
The Redhawks will battle Tennessee State at home on Dec. 30 at home before they go on the road Murray State and Austin Peay the following week.