Scores

Final

W Michigan 72

(14-13, 6-7 MAC)

S Illinois 89

(15-12, 6-10 MVC)

    3:05 PM ET, February 20, 2010

    1 2 T
    WMU 37 3572
    SIU 52 3789

    Top Performers

    Western Michigan: F. Whitfield 13 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Southern Illinois: C. Fay 38 Pts, 4 Reb

    Fay nets 38, the most by a Saluki since '96, in win

    Associated Press

    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Carlton Fay exploded for 38 points to lead Southern Illinois to an 89-72 victory over Western Michigan in a BracketBusters game Saturday.

    Fay went 10-for-13 from the field, including 3-for-6 from 3-point range, and 15-for-17 from the free throw line, scoring the most by a Saluki since 1996. Fay scored 12 of the Salukis' first 19 points and had 22 in the first half, which ended with Southern Illinois ahead 52-37.

    Kevin Dillard added 17 and Kendal Brown-Surles 12 for the Salukis (15-12).

    David Kool led the Broncos (14-13) with 21 points but shot only 4-for-19. Flenard Whitfield had a double-double with 13 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, and Demetrius Ward scored 12.

    After Fay's jumper put Southern Illinois ahead 38-27 with 5:34 left in the first half, the lead dipped into single figures only one more time, at 61-52 with 10:17 to go.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WMU
    SIU
    Points 72 89
    FG Made-Attempted 21-57 (.368) 29-47 (.617)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 24-30 (.800) 25-30 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 17

    2009-10 Season

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