S. Illinois 76, Missouri St. 56

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Randal Falker scored 23 points Saturday to lead Southern Illinois to a 76-56 win over Missouri State.

The Salukis (13-4, 4-2 Missouri Valley) led 33-24 at halftime, then shot 68.4 percent in the final 20 minutes to pull away.

Falker went 9-for-12 from the floor to lead Illinois State. Jamaal Tatum added 19 points while shooting 6-of-8 from the floor, going 4-for-4 from 3-point range. Matt Shaw chipped in nine points and eight rebounds.

Missouri State (13-4, 4-2) shot 33.3 percent in the first half and 40 percent for the game, including 4-of-17 from 3-point range.

Blake Ahearn led the Bears with 18 points.