Scores

Final

Monmouth 80

(1-1, 1-1 away)

S Illinois 68

(1-1, 1-1 home)

    12:00 AM ET, November 25, 2005

    Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska

    1 2 T
    MONM 32 4880
    SIU 31 3768

    Top Performers

    Monmouth: T. Azzarelli 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    Southern Illinois: J. Tatum 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Monmouth (N.J.) 80, Southern Illinois 68

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Tyler Azzarelli scored 22 points and Dejan Delic added 19 as Monmouth defeated Southern Illinois 80-68 Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.

    Monmouth (1-1) broke open a close game midway through the second half with an 11-0 run behind six points by Chris Kenny and three points and an assist by Delic, as the Hawks took the lead 51-40 with 12:27 remaining.

    The Salukis (1-1) closed to 61-58 when Jamaal Tatum hit a 12-foot jumper with 4:27 remaining.

    But Kenny and Azzarelli answered with 3-pointers and the Hawks hit 13-of-14 free throws in the final 2:30 to hold off Southern Illinois.

    Tatum led the Salukis with 20 points and five assists. Tony Young added 13 and Mike Dale scored 12.

    Kenny and Marques Alston scored 13 apiece for Monmouth. Whitney Young had seven rebounds. The Hawks shot 54 percent from the field.

    Monmouth faces South Carolina on Friday in the semifinals. Southern Illinois faces Alaska-Anchorage in the consolation bracket.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MONM
    SIU
    Points 80 68
    FG Made-Attempted 25-46 (.543) 26-62 (.419)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 8-24 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-29 (.759) 8-14 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 4

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