The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks and the Lindenwood Lions meet Thursday in college basketball action from Hyland Arena. Southeast Missouri State enters this matchup at 15-14 overall. The Redhawks beat Southern Indiana in their last game. As for Lindenwood, they’re 9-20 following a loss to Morehead State. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Southeast Missouri State Redhawks
Southeast Missouri State hit an 11-11 run over their first 22 games to start out on a .500 clip. The Redhawks are 4-3 in their last seven with wins over Eastern Illinois, Little Rock, Eastern Illinois again and Southern Indiana in that time.
In the Southern Indiana matchup on Saturday, the Redhawks were down 39-36 going into the second half. Southeast Missouri State rallied on 49 points from there and won it 85-80. Chris Harris led the team with 20 points and two rebounds.
Over on the Lindenwood side, they went a rough 7-15 over their first 22 games this year. The Lions are 2-5 in their last seven outings, falling to Tennessee State, SIU-Edwardsville, Southern Indiana, Tennessee Tech and Morehead State.
Back on Saturday versus Morehead State, Lindenwood took a 38-23 deficit into the locker room. The Lions outscored the Eagles 35-33 from there in a 71-58 loss. Keenon Cole managed 22 points with 13 rebounds to lead the way.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’m staying with Southeast Missouri State. The Redhawks are sitting on consecutive wins, which is an encouraging bounce-back after three straight losses early this month. Southeast Missouri State didn’t have too many issues the last time these teams met up on January 12 at Show Me Center, either. The Redhawks jumped out to a 45-28 edge in that one and ended up winning 94-71. As for Lindenwood, they’re on a four-game losing streak with 68 or fewer points scored in each. If SEMO gets going I don’t see the Lions keeping pace.