Scores

Final

Minnesota 53

(2-3, 0-1 away)

S Illinois 69

(3-1, 3-1 home)

    12:30 PM ET, November 24, 2006

    HP Field House, Orlando, Florida

    1 2 T
    MINN 21 3253
    SIU 28 4169

    Top Performers

    Minnesota: B. Smith 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

    Southern Illinois: M. Shaw 26 Pts, 7 Reb

    Southern Illinois 69, Minnesota 53

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Shaw scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds Friday to lead Southern Illinois past Minnesota 69-53 in the Old Spice Classic at Disney World.

    Jamal Tatum had nine points, including three from the top of the key as time expired in the first half to give Southern Illinois (3-1) a 28-21 lead.

    Shaw scored all but three points during a 13-3 run to open the second half. His 11th successful free throw in a row gave the Salukis their largest lead at 58-34 with 5:24 remaining.

    Brandon Smith had 14 points and Lawrence Westbrook added nine for Minnesota (2-3), which has dropped three consecutive games since a 2-0 start.

    Both teams struggled from the field throughout the game. Southern Illinois connected on 38.5 percent of its shots. Minnesota finished at 37 percent.

    The Salukis outscored the Golden Gophers 26-16 off turnovers and 21-12 from the free-throw line.

    Southern Illinois rebounded from its only loss, which came Thursday in overtime to Arkansas in the first round of the inaugural tournament.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

    SPONSORED HEADLINES

    ESPNChicago.com 

    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MINN
    SIU
    Points 53 69
    FG Made-Attempted 17-46 (.370) 20-52 (.385)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 8-21 (.381)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 21-27 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 24

    2006-07 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    » Nov 24, 2006 @SIU 69, MINN 53Recap