Scores

Final

Missouri State 56

(13-4, 4-2 MVC)

S Illinois 76

(13-4, 4-2 MVC)

    3:05 PM ET, January 13, 2007

    SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

    1 2 T
    MOSU 24 3256
    SIU 33 4376

    Top Performers

    Missouri State: B. Ahearn 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast

    Southern Illinois: R. Falker 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MOSU
    SIU
    Points 56 76
    FG Made-Attempted 20-50 (.400) 25-43 (.581)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 8-15 (.533)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 18-25 (.720)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 20

    2006-07 Season

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