Millsap, La. Tech get past So. Illinois on road

Updated: February 19, 2006, 1:29 AM ET
Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Paul Millsap scored 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting Saturday to lead Louisiana Tech in a 54-51 win over Southern Illinois.

Running Down
BracketBusters Saturday
Winner Busted Final
No. Iowa Bucknell 65-61 (2OT)
Iona Buffalo 93-75
Kent State Butler 80-76 (OT)
Missouri St. Wis.-Milw. 72-63
Western Ky. No. Arizona 79-58
Old Dominion Marist 84-71
La. Tech So. Illinois 54-51
George Mason Wichita St. 70-67
Ohio Samford 64-52
Utah State Northwestern St. 66-63
Creighton Fresno State 67-62

Millsap also grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots for the Bulldogs (17-10), who held a 27-25 halftime lead. Chad McKenzie came off the bench to add eight points and eight rebounds in the win.

Randal Falker led the way for Southern Illinois (18-9), scoring 13 points with 11 rebounds.

Jamaal Tatum and Matt Shaw kept the Salukis close, adding 12 points apiece, with Tatum connecting on two 3-pointers. But Southern Illinois lost its opportunity to make a comeback by shooting only 35 percent from the field in the second half.


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