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.
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.