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UE Men’s basketball set for first road trip


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Taking to the road for the first time this season, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will be in Cape Girardeau to face Southeast Missouri State on Wednesday evening.  Tip is set for 6:30 p.m. with ESPN+ and the Purple Aces Radio Network covering the action.

Setting the Scene

– UE is in search of its first 3-0 start to a season since the 2019-20 campaign

– Wednesday’s game will mark the fourth season in a row the squads have met and the sixth instance since 2015

– In the last meeting in Cape Girardeau between the squads, the Redhawks outlasted the Purple Aces for a 75-73 overtime win

Last Time Out

– It was a record-breaking night on Nov. 9 when the Aces defeated UHSP by a 116-46 final at the Ford Center

– The scoring output was tied for the most by UE in its Ford Center history

– All 15 UE players to see the floor found their way into the scorebook

– Freshman Braylon Jackson was the leading scorer, registering 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the win 

Freshman Award

– On Monday, Chuck Bailey III was recognized as the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week

– In Evansville’s first two games, Bailey averaged 10.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game

– His top effort came against UHSP where he scored 12 points along with three boards and two assists

Inside the UHSP Win

– UE erupted for 116 points against UHSP on Nov. 9, tying the highest point total in regulation since the program joined the Division I ranks in 1977

– It tied the program Ford Center mark of 116, which came in 2014 versus Earlham

– Hauling in a total of 65 rebounds, the Aces finished with more than 60 for the first time since recording 61 caroms against SIU Edwardsville in 2008; the single-game program record for rebounds was 87 against St. Joseph’s in the 1958-59 season

Scouting the Opponent

– Southeast Missouri State is coming off a season that saw them go 19-17 while winning the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship

– The Redhawks played in the first four, falling to Texas A&M Corpus Christi by a score of 75-71

– This year, SEMO has opened the season with a pair of road losses at Grand Canyon (67-88) and Butler (56-91)

– Adam Larson is their leading scorer with 12.0 points per game and has connected on 8 of his 13 shot attempts (61.5%)

– Kobe Clark anchors the defense with 6.0 rebounds through the first two outings