Scores

Final

Drake 62

(10-8, 1-6 MVC)

S Illinois 72

(14-4, 5-2 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, January 15, 2007

    SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

    1 2 T
    DRKE 25 3762
    SIU 29 4372

    Top Performers

    Drake: N. Grant 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

    Southern Illinois: T. Young 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

    Southern Illinois 72, Drake 62

    CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Tony Young led Southern Illinois with 16 points in a 72-62 win Monday night over Drake.

    The visiting Bulldogs (10-8, 1-6 Missouri Valley) stayed close in the first half, keeping the Salukis to a 29-25 lead at halftime. But Southern Illinois dominated the entire game in the paint, scoring 24 total points to Drake's 10, and racking up 27 points off Bulldog turnovers.

    A dunk by Matt Shaw with 12:10 left in the game put Southern Illinois (14-4, 5-2) up 46-35, and the Salukis never looked back.

    Young went 6-for-6 from the free throw line, hit two 3-pointers and shot 4-for-11 from the field. Randal Falker added 14 points and four rebounds for the Salukis and Shaw contributed 10 points, four rebounds and two steals.

    Josh Young was the high-scorer for Drake with 13 points, including three 3-pointers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DRKE
    SIU
    Points 62 72
    FG Made-Attempted 18-38 (.474) 23-50 (.460)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-27 (.704) 19-24 (.792)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 16

    2006-07 Season

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