Scores

Final

Nevada 49

(17-10, 9-4 WAC)

S Illinois 74

(16-12, 10-6 MVC)

    4:30 PM ET, February 23, 2008

    SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

    1 2 T
    NEV 22 2749
    SIU 37 3774

    Top Performers

    Nevada: M. Kemp 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Southern Illinois: R. Falker 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    S. Illinois 74, Nevada 49

    Associated Press

    CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Randal Falker scored 13 of his game-high 17 points in the second half to lead Southern Illinois to a 74-49 victory over Nevada on Saturday.

    The ESPN BracketBusters win was the most lopsided of the season for the Salukis (16-12), who have won four in a row for the first time this season.

    Matt Shaw added 13 points and 8 rebounds for Southern Illinois, while Tyrone Green had 11 points -- hitting 5-of-6 from the free throw line -- and added four assists. The Salukis were 14-of-16 from the line as a team, hitting 4-of-4 in the first half. The Wolf Pack made just 7-of-13 free throws.

    JaVale McGee, Armon Johnson and Marcelus Kemp had 12 apiece for Nevada (16-10). The team committed 21 turnovers and shot just 38 percent from the field.

    Nevada jumped out to an 8-3 lead early, but Southern Illinois led 37-22 by the half. The Salukis led by as many as 29 points in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NEV
    SIU
    Points 49 74
    FG Made-Attempted 19-50 (.380) 26-54 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 8-18 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-13 (.538) 14-16 (.875)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 29

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