Scores

Final

S Illinois 61

(15-15, 6-12 MVC)

Drake 63

(14-18, 7-11 MVC)

    7:05 PM ET, March 4, 2010

    1 2 T
    SIU 27 3461
    DRKE 25 3863

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: C. Fay 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast

    Drake: R. Wedel 19 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl

    Drake 63, S. Illinois 61

    Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS -- Josh Young hit a 10-footer with 1 second left to give Drake a 63-61 victory over Southern Illinois in a first-round matchup at the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Thursday night.

    Ryan Wedel scored 19 points to pace the eighth-seeded Bulldogs (14-18), who will face top-seeed Northern Iowa (25-4) in a quarterfinal Friday. Young had 14 points, and Craig Stanley and Adam Templeton added 11 apiece.

    Carlton Fay led the ninth-seeded Salukis (15-15) with 14 points. John Freeman scored 12, and Gene Teague had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

    The teams were separated by no more than two points for the final 4:54. Teague tied it 61-61 with 34 seconds left before Young hit the winner.

    The Bulldogs' big advantage came from 3-point range. They made 10 of 25 (40.0 percent) to 1 of 9 (11.1 percent) for the Salukis.

    Drake beat Southern Illinois for the third time this season.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    DRKE
    Points 61 63
    FG Made-Attempted 25-56 (.446) 21-46 (.457)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-9 (.111) 10-25 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-21 (.476) 11-15 (.733)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 2

    2009-10 Season

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