PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Randal Falker scored 17 points to lead Southern Illinois to a 71-60 win over Bradley on Tuesday night.
The Braves played without point guard Daniel Ruffin, who was suspended indefinitely after being arrested Saturday on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. Ruffin averaged around 15 points a game.
Both teams shot less than 35 percent in the first half, but the Salukis pulled ahead after the break on 14-for-25 shooting (56 percent), compared with 12-for-27 shooting (44 percent) for Bradley (17-13, 9-8).
Southern Illinois outrebounded the Braves 37-29 and had 15 points off turnovers, compared with three points for the Braves.
Southern Illinois beat Bradley 77-64 in Carbondale on Jan. 8.