OVC Ball Statbox
|20/57 (35.1%)||Field Goals||18/46 (39.1%)|
|6/18 (33.3%)||3-Point FG||8/19 (42.1%)|
|8/12 (66.7%)||Free Throws||11/18 (61.1%)|
|40 (13/27)||Rebounds (O/D)||32 (6/26)|
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Tempo Tracker (Possessions)
Southern Illinois offense
Southeast Missouri offense
We learned last season that Jarekious Bradley was a clutch player. With the Redhawks down one, :00.8 seconds remaining, everyone knew he was the guy to take the shot. Bradley got the ball, and nailed the game-winner over the outstretched arms of Jalen Pendleton, as Southeast Missouri downed SIU despite 22 points from the Salukis’ Anthony Beane.
SIU fans get out their stopwatches…
There’s no doubt that the SEMO clock operator didn’t start the clock as soon as Bradley touched it on the final possession — the red light didn’t go off until the ball was already through the basket. But did it take more than :00.8 to get the shot off? Referees reviewed the shot, and let it count, which is all that really matters in the end.
SEMO nearly denied final shot after steal
The final five seconds was wild. After a Jamaal Calvin free-throw brought the Redhawks within one with five seconds remaining, SIU inbounded into the front-court, to have it stolen by Nino Johnson. But Johnson, trying to get the ball back up-court, throws it into the hands of an SIU player, who was half a step over the half-court line, and stepped back to hold onto the pass, getting called for a half-court violation. That gave the Redhawks the final :00.8 seconds they needed to escape with the dramatic win.
A defensive struggle
As the final score would suggest, neither team was on fire last night. The Redhawks hit 39% from the field, but held the Salukis to 35% shooting. SIU stayed into the game thanks to winning in both rebounds and turnovers, and SEMO’s continuing struggles at the free-throw line (11-18, 61.1%) kept them from extending a few smaller leads into larger ones.
Josh Langford continues recovery from knee injury
The Redhawks guard played 10 minutes last night, after missing the game against Southeast Louisiana last weekend, but was 0-2 from the field, tallying only one assist. Langford injured his knee against Missouri earlier this season.