Scores

Final

San Diego 68

(5-7, 1-3 away)

S Illinois 70

(6-2, 4-0 home)

    7:15 PM ET, December 19, 2009

    Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    USD 42 2668
    SIU 29 4170

    Top Performers

    San Diego: C. Houston 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Southern Illinois: K. Dillard 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

    S. Illinois 70, San Diego 68

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS -- Carlton Fay hit two free throws with 2.5 seconds left, capping an improbable 13-point rally in the closing minutes Saturday as Southern Illinois beat San Diego 70-68 at the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic.

    The Salukis (6-2) trailed 68-57 with 3:43 remaining before hitting three consecutive 3-pointers -- two from Justin Bocot -- and adding four free throws to close out the come-from-behind victory.

    With the score tied at 68, San Diego (5-7) missed a go-ahead shot attempt and Fay was fouled on the rebound, sending him to the line for the game-winning points.

    San Diego did not hit a field goal over the final seven minutes, and was just 4 for 24 from the field in the second half.

    Bocot finished with 22 points and Kevin Dillard had 17 for Southern Illinois.

    Brandon Johnson led San Diego with 15 points. Roberto Mafra and Clinton Houston added 13 each.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USD
    SIU
    Points 68 70
    FG Made-Attempted 18-45 (.400) 22-45 (.489)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 8-19 (.421)
    FT Made-Attempted 27-32 (.844) 18-22 (.818)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 27 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 2

    2009-10 Season

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