CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Forward Randal Falker scored a game-high 15 points to lead Southern Illinois past Wichita State 63-52 Saturday at SIU Arena.
Joshua Bone and Bryan Mullins each added 11 points for the Salukis (9-9, 4-3 Missouri Valley).Gal Mekel led the Shockers (8-10, 1-6 Missouri Valley) in scoring with 12 points and hit 5-of-6 free throws. Mantas Griskenas chipped in 11 points and had five rebounds. They were the only two players for Wichita State in double digits.Southern Illinois went into the half with a 30-23 advantage. The Shockers tied the game, 32-32, early in the second half, but the Salukis came back with a 13-2 run. Their biggest lead of the game was at 2:36 in the second when they were ahead by 16 points.Southern Illinois shot 45.2 percent (19-for-42) from the field for the game. That compared with 38.6 percent (17-for-44) for Wichita State. The Shockers out-rebounded the Salukis 31-29.