EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE golf Head Coach will add four freshmen to his roster for the 2019-2020 season. Tanner Collins (Kansas City, Missouri), Luke Ludwig (Effingham, Illinois), Connor Neighbors (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) and Anthony Ruthey (Port Byron, Illinois) have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Cougars. 'I'm excited about this group of freshman,' Brown said. 'They are all very good players, but more importantly they are really good people who all come from some great families. I know they are all excited to get here next fall, and I can't wait to watch them grow and help continue the success we have had at SIUE.' All four are profiled below: Tanner Collins, Liberty North High School Collins will complete his senior year at Liberty North High School in the springTwice earned All-State honors.Three-time All-Conference and All-District selection.
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Fourth-ranked player in the 2018 class in state of Missouri according to National Junior Golf ScoreboardFinished seventh at 2018 Missouri Junior with rounds of 73-70Member of Southern Cup Team for Missouri this past summer with current SIUE golfer. Brown on Collins: 'Tanner is a big, strong guy who has challenged himself with a good junior schedule,' Brown said. 'He has the length for the college game and I think his best golf is ahead of him. I'm excited to watch him play this spring during his senior year and then help us out next fall.' Luke Ludwig, St. Anthony's High School Finished third at the 2018 Illinois State High School Tournament while leading St.
Anthony's to a team championshipWon his IHSA Regional Tournament junior and senior yearQualified for the 2018 United States Junior Boys Amateur at Baltusrol Golf Club after shooting 68 and winning the qualifier at St. Clair Country ClubOne of two from the state of Illinois to qualify for that event in 2018Also helped St. Anthony's win the 2017 1A basketball title as a Junior. Brown on Ludwig: 'Luke is a great athlete who will transition well to college golf,' Brown said. 'He's got a good golf swing and has been coached well. He's also been a part of some championship teams that I think always helps the mindset. I'm excited to see him succeed as a Cougar.' Connor Neighbors- Washington High School Fourth-ranked player in Iowa according to National Junior Golf ScoreboardTwo-time Iowa All-StateFinished with a 72.22 scoring average in his senior yearPlaced third in the Iowa Junior in summer of 2018 with rounds of 68-72Won the 2016 John Deere Junior Open which included a record-breaking 64Placed 10 th as a sophomore and seventh as a Junior at Iowa State High School Tournament.
Brown on Neighbors: 'Connor has gained some valuable experience playing in some good events throughout his junior career,' Brown said. 'He has grown up at a club that has produced some really good junior talent. He has a wonderful mindset and golf swing and his composure on the course is fantastic. Those traits will lead to a successful career at SIUE.' Anthony Ruthey, Riverdale High School Won six times at junior events in summer of 2018Won five Prep Tour Events and also the State Farm Youth Classic, averaging 71.8 in those eventsWon his IHSA Sectional tournament as seniorFinished ninth at Illinois State High School Tournament as sophomore, runner-up as a junior and fifth as a seniorHigh school team also claimed first place as junior and finished runner up as senior. Brown on Ruthey: 'Anthony has played in a lot of events and has shown that he can win golf tournaments,' Brown said. 'He really understands the game and will help our team right away next fall. I love his competitiveness, and I am excited to see him transition to college golf.'
The Cougars earned a team championship and three total top-five finishes in the fall portion of the schedule. SIUE will return to the course in February for the Loyola Intercollegiate in Goodyear, Arizona.
TV: ESPN3- Mike Monaco (PxP), Brian Snider (Analyst) Radio: Miami IMG Sports Network - (PxP), Terry Bridge (Analyst) Miami IMG Sports Network Affiliates: WMOH 1450 Hamilton; WFMG 101.3 Richmond; WONE 980 Dayton Live Stats Listen Live (Subscription) 2017 MAC Tournament Bracket: KALAMAZOO, Mich. The Miami University men's basketball team begins its quest for the MAC Tournament title as the 12th seed as it travels to fifth seed Western Michigan Monday for a first round game. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
And it is part of a doubleheader that will see the RedHawk women's basketball team take on the Broncos in a first round game at 5:30 p.m. The game will air live on ESPN3 while an audio broadcast can be heard on the Miami Sports Network from IMG College. MAC TOURNAMENT HISTORY: Miami is 39-30 all-time in the MAC Tournament. The Red and White have won the event four times (1984, 1992, 1997 and 2007) in team history. As an 11 seed last year, Miami traveled to Ball State and stunned the sixth-seeded Cardinals, 49-47, to improve to 7-2 all-time in First Round games. The RedHawks then fell to eventual tournament champion Buffalo, 94-81, in the quarterfinals in Cleveland. WESTERN MICHIGAN IN MAC TOURNAMENT: Miami has faced Western Michigan four times in the MAC Tournament, holding a 3-1 record against the Broncos.
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The last times the teams met in the event was on Feb. 28, 1998, when the seventh seeded RedHawks traveled to Kalamazoo and upset the second seeded Broncos, 67-63. ABOUT WESTERN MICHIGAN: The Broncos finished the regular season 15-15 overall and 11-7 in the MAC. When they traveled to Oxford for their game against the RedHawks on Feb. 4, they were struggling along at 7-15 overall and in 11th place in the MAC at 3-7. Their victory over Miami was the beginning of an eight-game winning streak that propelled them to a share of the MAC West Division title and the fifth overall seed.
Western Michigan is led by junior guard Thomas Wilder, who averages 19.2 points per game. Also in double figures is senior forward Tucker Haymond, who averages 15.0 points per contest. Previously teams were able to score against the Broncos, as opponents hit 47.5 percent of their shots and averaged 76.0 points per game against WMU this season.
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However, it has cut that average to 66.0 points per contest during the eight-game winning streak. THE SERIES WITH WESTERN MICHIGAN: The RedHawks hold an 82-45 lead in the all-time series with the Broncos. Miami faced WMU once this season, on Feb. The Broncos broke open a close game in the final 10 minutes of the second half to take a 72-55 victory. Freshman forward led the RedHawks with 13 points in the contest. UP AHEAD: Miami must win its game against Western Michigan to continue its season.
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If the RedHawks can do so, they will move on to Cleveland and Quicken Loans Arena where they will take on fourth seeded Ball State Thursday in a MAC Tournament quarterfinal contest. Game time will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. It would air live on BCSN, Spectrum Sports and ESPN3, and an audio broadcast would be available on the Miami Sports Network from IMG College.