Scores

Final

S Illinois 71

(17-12, 11-6 MVC)

Bradley 60

(17-13, 9-8 MVC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 26, 2008

    Carver Arena, Peoria, Illinois

    1 2 T
    SIU 26 4571
    BRAD 24 3660

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: B. Mullins 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl

    Bradley: J. Crouch 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    S. Illinois 71, Bradley 60

    Associated Press

    PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Randal Falker scored 17 points to lead Southern Illinois to a 71-60 win over Bradley on Tuesday night.

    Matt Shaw added 14 points and nine rebounds, Bryan Mullins scored 13 points and Joshua Bone chipped in 10 points for Southern Illinois (17-12, 11-6 Missouri Valley), which led 26-24 at the half.

    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.

    Jeremy Crouch had a game-high 21 points for Bradley. Theron Wilson added 15 points and Sam Maniscalso scored 13 points for the Braves.

    Southern Illinois beat Bradley 77-64 in Carbondale on Jan. 8.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    BRAD
    Points 71 60
    FG Made-Attempted 22-48 (.458) 19-48 (.396)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 7-24 (.292)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-29 (.759) 15-23 (.652)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 5

    2007-08 Season

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