Scores

Final

S Illinois 57

(7-3, 4-2 away)

Murray State 53

(5-4, 3-1 OVC)

    10:00 PM ET, December 28, 2005

    CFSB Center, Murray, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    SIU 25 3257
    MURR 23 3053

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: J. Tatum 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Murray State: P. Griffith 8 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Southern Illinois 57, Murray State 53

    MURRAY, Ky. (AP) -- Jamaal Tatum scored 17 points as Southern Illinois beat Murray State 57-53 Wednesday night.

    Randal Falker dunked over two Murray State players to break a 50-all tie with 1:05 left, and Southern Illinois (7-3) hit 5-of-6 free throws down the stretch.

    Both teams used a physical defense to force a combined 33 turnovers.

    Murray State (5-4) started slow, scoring just six points in the first 10 minutes. But the Racers came back to cut the margin to 25-23 by the end of the first half. They went on a 16-7 run to take a seven-point lead with 14:43 to play.

    No Murray State player scored in double figures.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    MURR
    Points 57 53
    FG Made-Attempted 17-41 (.415) 23-64 (.359)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 5-25 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-28 (.643) 2-3 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 7

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