Scores

Final

S Illinois 72

(11-13, 6-7 MVC)

Missouri State 64

(10-14, 3-10 MVC)

    4:00 PM ET, February 7, 2009

    JQH Arena, Springfield, Missouri

    1 2 T
    SIU 28 4472
    MOSU 31 3364

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: J. Bocot 28 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Missouri State: K. Weems 14 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    S. Illinois 72, Missouri St. 64

    Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Justin Bocot scored 28 points, including 18 in the second half, to lead Southern Illinois to a 72-64 win over Missouri State on Saturday.

    SIU (11-13, 6-6 Missouri Valley) hit 9-of-15 from 3-point range and 90.5 percent if its free throws to overcome a 31-28 Missouri State lead at the half.

    The Bears (10-14, 3-10) struggled from the free throw line, hitting only 54.2 percent.

    After trailing by three at halftime, the Salukis came out hot, with Bocot scoring 16 of Southern Illinois' first 26 points.

    Missouri State trailed 58-51 with 6:09 left in the game when Southern Illinois went on a 10-2 run to go up 68-53 with three minutes left.

    Wesley Clemens had 11 points for the Salukis.

    Kyle Weems led Missouri State with 14 points and 11 rebounds, Chris Cooks had 14 points and Cardell McFarland added 12.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    MOSU
    Points 72 64
    FG Made-Attempted 22-49 (.449) 23-61 (.377)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 5-19 (.263)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-21 (.905) 13-24 (.542)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 4

    2008-09 Season

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    Jan 28, 2009 MOSU @ SIU8:05 PM ET
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