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6. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (6-7)

December 26, 2017

(Last week: No. 6)

The Redhawks had a rough week. After falling to Bradley 75-67 at home, they absorbed that 78-48 beating at SLU. They got 6-foot-10 center Mark Laros back from his bout with mononucleosis, but he scored just six points in 21 minutes in the two games last week. Sophomore guard Denzel Mahoney (above, center) was the SEMO standout as usual, scoring 29 points in those losses. This was a big step back for the Redhawks before the start of Ohio Valley Conference play.