SIU-Edwardsville hosts Morehead State following Freeman’s 26-point game

Morehead State Eagles (10-9, 3-3 OVC) at SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (14-5, 5-1 OVC)

Edwardsville, Illinois; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Morehead State visits the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars after Mark Freeman scored 26 points in Morehead State’s 91-86 loss to the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks.

The Cougars are 7-1 in home games. SIU-Edwardsville is fifth in the OVC scoring 75.1 points while shooting 44.5% from the field.

The Eagles are 3-3 in OVC play. Morehead State is seventh in the OVC with 8.4 offensive rebounds per game led by Alex Gross averaging 2.7.

The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season for the two teams in conference play.

TOP PERFORMERS: Damarco Minor is averaging 12.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals for the Cougars. Ray’Sean Taylor is averaging 13.8 points over the last 10 games for SIU-Edwardsville.

Freeman is averaging 14.7 points and 3.6 assists for the Eagles. Gross is averaging 12.1 points over the last 10 games for Morehead State.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cougars: 7-3, averaging 72.2 points, 34.2 rebounds, 13.3 assists, 5.6 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 66.5 points per game.

Eagles: 6-4, averaging 69.4 points, 31.9 rebounds, 13.8 assists, 5.4 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 70.5 points.

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