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Daily 3 1We got a few tweets from SIUE fans last night, asking why Rozell Nunn hasn’t played yet this season, and has been on the bench in street clothes. We reached out to the school, who told us Nunn is sitting for a “violation of team rules.” One thing we weren’t told — when he would return to action for the Cougars.

SIUE could have used Nunn in their loss last night at home against IPFW. He was a 38-percent three-point shooter last year, who averaged nearly nine points a game. The Cougars struggled, especially early, behind the arc — although it was a long second half run that doomed them.

Daily 3 2Whoever thought “hey, let’s put fall signing season at the same time as the start of the college basketball season,” really needs to reconsider. Anywho, Eastern Illinois announced another signing, which they say is their last of the fall season.

Marshawn Blackmon, HS SR, 6’4 guard
Blackmon averaged 17.4 points per game scoring 504 points and shooting 60 percent from the floor as a junior.

Spoonhour on Blackmon: “Marshawn is a hard-playing, athletic guy. He really works at all areas of his game and he’s willing and able to do the dirty work required for his team to win. It’s not a coincidence that his teams win a lot of games.”

Daily 3 3If you missed it in the first word — Morehead State did something rather unique last night. The Eagles sat their star, Angelo Warner, against a lower-division opponent. The reasoning is most because they still have four games this week, and he’ll likely play 32-38 minutes in every one of them.

But I’ll be honest — I actually like this idea just on it’s own, from a basketball standpoint. There’s not a lot to gain, expect some repetition, but an injury to a guy like Warner could be a season-ender. And it a great opportunity to see how the rest of your guys respond without having the star in the lineup, not to mention just more minutes for the bench.

And I could even make the argument it would be better for the fans. Sure, your team’s star isn’t playing, but you have the chance of seeing a competitive game, like Morehead State had last night, which is endlessly more entertaining to watch than a 40-point blowout.

I think I’m going to pitch this idea to coaches.

I’ll let you know which one laughs hardest at me.


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  1. Rick W.:
    Scheduling is never easy but this game probably should not have been played at this time. It was no more than a practice session for the squad. Of note was the fact that Karam Moushur only played 7 minutes and he is starting to look like an important part of this team. Was good for Corbin Collins who is the LSU transfer who did not play in LV. Collins is a very nice talent who missed half his season at LSU with an injury, then sat a year and then got hurt preparing for this season. Not very much action over a long period.
OVC Ball
Predicting the OVC race…in mid-December

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVCOverall

EAST

Belmont8-014-4
Morehead State6-310-12
Tennessee Tech5-39-14
Jacksonville State5-413-11
Tennessee State4-413-8
Eastern Kentucky2-69-14

WEST

UT Martin5-315-8
Murray State5-311-11
SEMO5-310-13
Austin Peay3-57-15
Eastern Illinois1-79-12
SIUE0-85-17
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