Scores

Final

W Kentucky 63

(11-9, 4-4 Sun Belt)

S Illinois 68

(12-7, 4-5 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, January 25, 2010

    SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

    1 2 T
    WKU 33 3063
    SIU 38 3068

    Top Performers

    Western Kentucky: J. Evans 12 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Southern Illinois: K. Dillard 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 10 Ast, 3 Stl

    S. Illinois 68, W. Kentucky 63

    Associated Press

    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Kevin Dillard scored 17 points and had 10 assists as Southern Illinois defeated Western Kentucky 68-63 Monday night.

    Carlton Fay added 17 points, Tony Freeman 12 and Gene Teague 10 and nine rebounds for the Salukis (12-7).

    Steffphon Pettigrew scored 15 points, and A.J. Slaughter had 14 for the Hilltoppers (11-9), who have lost four straight.

    Dillard finished three rebounds shy of a triple-double and secured the victory by scoring the final three points for Southern Illinois. He also set up Fay for a key 3-pointer with 1:22 remaining after Western Kentucky used a 5-0 run to pull within 62-60.

    The game featured 14 lead changes, eight ties and zero fast-break points. The Hilltoppers' last lead was 50-49 with 9:15 to play.

    The Salukis led 38-33 at intermission after scoring the final six points of the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WKU
    SIU
    Points 63 68
    FG Made-Attempted 20-50 (.400) 23-52 (.442)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 10-23 (.435)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-22 (.682) 12-22 (.545)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 11

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