Scores

Final

S Illinois 59

(18-10, 11-6 MVC)

Evansville 64

(8-18, 4-13 MVC)

9:00 PM ET, February 21, 2006

Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana

1 2 T
SIU 22 3759
EVAN 26 3864

Top Performers

Southern Illinois: T. Young 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Evansville: B. Strickland 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Blk

Evansville 64, Southern Illinois 59

EVANSVILLE, Ind.(AP) -- Matt Webster scored a game-high 26 points in Evansville's 64-59 victory over Southern Illinois on Tuesday.

After leading 26-22 at halftime, Evansville (8-18, 4-13 Missouri Valley) pushed its lead to 12 with 10:49 to play in the game. But with 1:39 left, Wesley Clemmons' 3-pointer pulled the Salukis back within 57-56. A 7-0 Evansville run down the stretch helped the Purple Aces seal the game.

Jamal Tatum and Tony Young each scored 15 for Southern Illinois (18-10, 11-6). Matt Shaw added seven points and 10 rebounds.

Bradley Strickland scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Evansville. Shy Ely, who hit three free throws and pulled down a crucial free throw in the game's final minute, scored eight points and had two assists.

Southern Illinois held the Purple Aces scoreless for the final 1:13, but was unable to capitalize. The loss was the Salukis' third in a row and second straight conference loss. It drops them out of a second-place tie in the Missouri Valley Conference.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SIU
EVAN
Points 59 64
FG Made-Attempted 20-52 (.385) 21-47 (.447)
3P Made-Attempted 8-20 (.400) 2-10 (.200)
FT Made-Attempted 11-18 (.611) 20-29 (.690)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 12

2005-06 Season

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