Scores

Final

Wichita State 68

(15-15, 8-10 MVC)

S Illinois 72

(13-17, 8-10 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, February 28, 2009

    SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

    1 2 T
    WICH 30 3868
    SIU 32 4072

    Top Performers

    Wichita St: C. Hannah 26 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast, 5 Stl

    Southern Illinois: K. Dillard 21 Pts, 1 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

    S. Illinois 72, Wichita St. 68

    Associated Press

    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Kevin Dillard scored 21 points and Tony Boyle had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Southern Illinois to a 72-68 Missouri Valley win over Wichita State Saturday.

    Carlton Fay chipped in 13 points for Southern Illinois (13-17, 8-10), while Justin Bocot added 10 points.

    Southern Illinois held on to a slim lead for much of the first period and took a 32-30 lead into the break. The Salukis outscored the Shockers 40-38 in the second half.

    Wichita State (15-15, 8-10) never led, though they managed to tie the game four times.

    Clevin Hannah scored a game-high 26 points on 9-of-18 shooting for the Shockers. J.T. Durley scored 13 points and A.J. Hawkins added 11.

    Wichita State shot 47.3 percent from the floor, while Southern Illinois shot 51.3 percent. Both teams struggled from 3-point range, with the Shockers hitting just 5-of-16, and the Salukis sinking 6-of-14.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WICH
    SIU
    Points 68 72
    FG Made-Attempted 26-55 (.473) 20-39 (.513)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-18 (.611) 26-33 (.788)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 9

    2008-09 Season

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