Scores

Final

Evansville 39

(6-14, 1-9 MVC)

S Illinois 59

(11-10, 6-4 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, January 29, 2008

    SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

    1 2 T
    EVAN 20 1939
    SIU 29 3059

    Top Performers

    Evansville: S. Ely 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Southern Illinois: M. Shaw 15 Pts, 16 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    S. Illinois 59, Evansville 39

    Associated Press

    CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Randal Falker scored 16 points and had three assists to lead Southern Illinois to a 59-39 victory over Evansville on Tuesday night.

    Southern Illinois (11-10, 6-4 Missouri Valley) led 29-20 at the half and never trailed in the game.

    Both teams averaged 35.7 percent shooting from the field for the game. But Southern Illinois shot 20-for-56 compared with Evansville (6-14, 1-9), which shot 15-for-42.

    Senior Matt Shaw added 15 points, including a game-high 16 rebounds, for the Salukis. Joshua Bone had nine points.

    Ely Shy scored 16 points for Evansville. He was the only Purple Aces player in the double digits. Jason Holsinger had nine points. Nate Garner had ten rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EVAN
    SIU
    Points 39 59
    FG Made-Attempted 15-42 (.357) 20-56 (.357)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-10 (.200) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 16-25 (.640)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 20

    2007-08 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 15, 2008 SIU 80, @EVAN 67Recap
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