Scores

Final OT

Creighton 72

(11-5, 3-1 MVC)

S Illinois 66

(8-7, 2-2 MVC)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    8:05 PM ET, January 7, 2011

    SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

    1 2 OT T
    CREI 18 39 1572
    SIU 25 32 966

    Top Performers

    Creighton: G. Echenique 16 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Southern Illinois: M. Seck 18 Pts, 14 Reb

    Creighton 72, S. Illinois 66

    Associated Press

    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Gregory Echenique scored 16 points to help Creighton to a 72-66 overtime victory against Southern Illinois on Friday night.

    In his first start for the Bluejays, Echenique scored to start overtime and provide a 59-57 lead. He also had a team-high nine rebounds for Creighton (11-5, 3-1 Missouri Valley).

    Kaleb Korver added 14 points, including four 3-pointers. Antoine Young scored 13 and Doug McDermott 12 for Creighton, which overcame two seven-point deficits in the second half.

    Mamadou Seck had game highs of 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Salukis (8-7, 2-2).

    The Salukis made five more baskets than the Bluejays and outrebounded them 42-32. But Creighton went 20 of 31 from the foul line to Southern Illinois' 5 of 11.

    The Salukis' leading scorer and rebounder, Gene Teague, scored six points in 17 minutes as he returned after missing three games with a sprained ankle.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CREI
    SIU
    Points 72 66
    FG Made-Attempted 23-47 (.489) 28-68 (.412)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 5-20 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-31 (.645) 5-11 (.455)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 9

    2010-11 Season

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