Scores

Final

S Illinois 54

(19-5, 10-3 MVC)

Wichita State 46

(15-9, 6-7 MVC)

    2:05 PM ET, February 3, 2007

    Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas

    1 2 T
    SIU 32 2254
    WICH 19 2746

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: R. Falker 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Blk

    Wichita State: P. Couisnard 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    S Illinois 54, Wichita St 46

    Associated Press

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Jamaal Tatum scored 18 points to lead Southern Illinois to a 54-46 win Saturday afternoon over Wichita State.

    The Salukis (19-5, 10-3 Missouri Valley Conference) have won five in a row and seven of its past nine.

    Tatum made 7-of-15 shots. Randal Falker and Matt Shaw scored 13 points apiece for Southern Illinois.

    The Salukis limited Wichita State (15-9, 6-7) to six baskets in the first 31:31 of the game. Overall, Wichita State made 12-of-44 (27.3 percent).

    Southern Illinois held Wichita State to its lowest scoring output of the season. The Shockers' previous low was 56 points in a loss to USC on Dec. 23.

    Southern Illinois led 32-19 at halftime and built its advantage to 42-25 on Tatum's basket with 9:18 remaining.

    Wichita State was able to chip away at the lead, though, and trailed by just four, 49-45, with 44 seconds to play. That's as close as the Shockers got. The Salukis were 5-of-6 from the free-throw line in the final 31 seconds.

    Kyle Wilson led Wichita State with 11 points. P.J. Couisnard added 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    WICH
    Points 54 46
    FG Made-Attempted 19-39 (.487) 12-44 (.273)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 2-11 (.182)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 20-29 (.690)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 0

    2006-07 Season

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