Scores

Final

Alabama State 63

(1-6, 0-6 away)

S Illinois 82

(5-2, 4-0 home)

    4:05 PM ET, December 12, 2009

    SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

    1 2 T
    ALST 31 3263
    SIU 40 4282

    Top Performers

    Alabama St: M. Mundadi 29 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl

    Southern Illinois: K. Dillard 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    S. Illinois 82, Alabama St. 63

    Associated Press

    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Kevin Dillard's 19 points keyed Southern Illinois' 82-63 romp over Alabama State on Saturday.

    Nick Evans scored 14 points -- all in the second half -- and Tony Freeman and Anthony Booker added 12 apiece for the Salukis (5-2), who shot a blistering 60.8 percent (31 of 51).

    Menji Mundadi led the Hornets (1-6), hitting 9 of 15 shots, including 6 of 9 3-pointers, and all five free throws for a game-high 29 points. But Tramayne Moorer, with 12, was the only other Alabama State player in double figures.

    Alabama State led 6-2 before Southern Illinois launched a 15-0 assault to grab a 17-6 advantage with 12:15 left in the first half.

    Tramaine Butler's 3-pointer with 7:02 left cut the gap to 24-23, but the Salukis led 40-31 at intermission, and after Evans' jumper to open the second half made it 42-31, the Hornets never got within double digits.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ALST
    SIU
    Points 63 82
    FG Made-Attempted 20-51 (.392) 31-51 (.608)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-23 (.348) 7-14 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-17 (.882) 13-20 (.650)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 24

    2009-10 Season

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