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It’s game No. 2 in two days, as Southeast Missouri plays San Diego out it Los Angles. A look at the matchup by the numbers:

The Good

3One strength of the Redhawks last year was they didn’t turnover the ball. Last night — just three turnovers…in a loss. I wasn’t able to find a record for fewest turnovers in game for SEMO or the OVC as a whole, but I can say SEMO hasn’t had fewer in a game since at least 1997, if not even farther back. And this was a Division I opponent! That was simply an outstanding performance in ball-control.

5.33The Redhawks assist/turnover ratio as a result.

The Bad

6Southeast Missouri had just six of their 66 points against LMU come off the bench, compared to LMU who’s top scorer, Evan Payne, scored 23 points in 23 minutes in relief, and LMU had a total of 43 from the extras. We know the Redhawks are shorthanded, but this should be an opportunity for others to step up. We simply didn’t see that last night.

50%SEMO struggled with free-throw’s during their exhibition win — it wasn’t better last night either. They only had 12 attempts, but you need to make more than six. The positive sign: Nino Johnson was 4-5 from the charity stripe — he was just a 53% shooter a year ago.

The !?*#%!$@

9Southeast Missouri hasn’t started a season with a win in nearly a decade. With last night’s loss to Loyola-Marymount, SEMO has lost their last nine season openers.

88Combined free-throws in San Diego’s opening night loss to Boise State. The Torerros hit 30-44 (68.2%)

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Compiling all OVC non-conference games

2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall


Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19


UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24