HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Gene Teague had game highs of 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Southern Illinois past Wright State 56-50 on Saturday in the Chicago Invitational Challenge.
Mamadou Seck added 11 points for the Salukis (3-3).N'Gai Evans led the Raiders (3-3) with 11 points. Vaughn Duggins and Troy Tabler scored 10 each.Southern Illinois shot only 34.1 percent (14 of 41) and 20.0 percent (2 of 10) on 3-pointers. But that was decidedly better than Wright State's numbers of 21.6 percent (11 of 51) and 17.6 percent (3 of 17).The Salukis scored the game's first 10 points. The Raiders did not connect from the field until a 3-pointer by Cooper Land narrowed their deficit to 12-6 with 9:16 left in the first half.Southern Illinois led 24-17 at intermission. The Salukis led by as many as 12 and never fewer than four in the second half.