Scores

Final

S Illinois 80

(8-9, 3-3 MVC)

Evansville 67

(5-11, 0-6 MVC)

8:05 PM ET, January 15, 2008

Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana

1 2 T
SIU 45 3580
EVAN 32 3567

Top Performers

Southern Illinois: R. Falker 16 Pts, 9 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Blk

Evansville: S. Ely 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

S. Illinois 80, Evansville 67

Associated Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Randal Falker scored 16 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out five assists to lead Southern Illinois to an 80-67 victory over Evansville on Tuesday night in the Missouri Valley Conference.

The hot-shooting Salukis (8-9, 3-3 MVC) opened the game with a 22-2 run and never trailed. Southern Illinois shot 77.3 percent in the first half to take a 45-32 lead at the break.

Bryan Mullins and Wesley Clemmons had 14 each for Southern Illinois, which outrebounded Evansville 27-23. Tony Boyle finished with 10.

The Salukis outscored Evansville 19-9 off the bench and shot 9-of-17 from 3-point range.

Evansville (5-11, 0-6) had 19 points off free throws but shot 48.9 percent from the field, including 41.4 percent before the half. The Salukis got 17 points from the free-throw line.

Shy Ely had 21 points to lead the Purple Aces. Pieter van Tongeren had 16 and Jason Holsinger 10.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SIU
EVAN
Points 80 67
FG Made-Attempted 27-46 (.587) 22-45 (.489)
3P Made-Attempted 9-17 (.529) 4-8 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 17-23 (.739) 19-25 (.760)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
Largest Lead 21 0

2007-08 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
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