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January 23, 2013

East Central University Basketball Notebook

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Chris Roussell leads the team with 16.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, while shooting .518 from the field and .477 from three-point range. Steven Kohli is next with 12.3 points and 6.7 boards per game. Mateus Oliveria is the final member of the trio, with 10.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game, while shooting .607 from the floor.

Southeastern has a +6.0 scoring and +6.1 rebounding margin on the season. They are shooting .472 from the field and allowing a .413 mark, while also hitting .397 of their triples. The Savage Storm has advantages in almost all of the statistical categories, except ball control. Southeastern is recording two more turnovers per game and almost two fewer steals per game.

 

Against the Savage Storm

Last year ECU fell to Southeastern in both series meetings, but the games were kept close. That was reflected in the boxscore, with the biggest difference being a +8.5 rebounding advantage for the Tigers.

The top returners from a season ago for Southeastern are Chirs Roussell and Steven Kohli. Roussell garnered 13 points per game, while Kohli added 11 points and six rebounds per game.

 

The Series

The all-time series with the Savage Storm is the second longest in school history, with the teams not facing each other in just four seasons since 1927-28. Those four years include two (1942-43 and 1943-44) when ECU did not field a team during World War II. The series is one of the best rivalries in the conference, with the difference in the 163 meetings being one game. Southeastern currently holds an 82-81 lead in the series after winning the last two meetings.

Up Next

The Tigers will finish the week at Harding, Saturday Jan. 26 for a 4 p.m. game. The game marks the start of the second half of GAC play.

 

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