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

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.

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.