Scores

Final

S Illinois 61

(9-3, 2-1 MVC)

Illinois State 68

(11-3, 2-1 MVC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 3, 2010

    Redbird Arena, Normal, Illinois

    1 2 T
    SIU 29 3261
    ILST 24 4468

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: A. Booker 8 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Illinois St: L. Phillips 21 Pts, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Illinois St. 68, S. Illinois 61

    Associated Press

    NORMAL, Ill. -- Lloyd Phillips scored 21 points, including four 3-pointers, and Illinois State used an 11-0 second-half run to defeat Southern Illinois 68-61 Sunday night.

    Osiris Eldridge scored 14 points for the Redbirds (11-3, 2-1 Missouri Valley) and Dinma Odiakosa had 10 points and nine rebounds.

    An Odiakosa layup with 8:22 remaining gave Illinois State the lead for good at 49-47, followed by a Phillips 3 and two more Odiakosa baskets. Tony Lewis made two free throws to put the Redbirds ahead 58-47 with 4:45 to play.

    Kevin Dillard scored 16 points for the Salukis (9-3, 2-1). Justin Bocot had 13 points, Tony Freeman had 11 and Anthony Booker had eight points and 10 rebounds for Southern Illinois, which led 29-24 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    ILST
    Points 61 68
    FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 20-44 (.455)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-26 (.346) 5-13 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-12 (.833) 23-33 (.697)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 12

    2009-10 Season

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