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.