Scores

Final

Southern Utah 68

(10-17, 6-10 Summit)

W Illinois 63

(7-20, 2-14 Summit)

    8:00 PM ET, February 19, 2011

    Western Hall, Macomb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    SUU 27 4168
    WIU 22 4163

    Top Performers

    Southern Utah: J. Stevenett 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

    Western Illinois: M. Lander 26 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast

    S. Utah 68, W. Illinois 63

    Associated Press

    MACOMB, Ill. -- Jackson Stevenett scored 15 points as Southern Utah fought off Western Illinois 68-63 on Saturday night.

    Ray Jones, Kyle Davis and Damon Heuir added 10 points apiece for the Thunderbirds (10-17, 6-10), who won their second in a row and clinched a spot in the Summit League tournament.

    Matt Lander scored a career-high 26 points and almost single-handedly rescued the Leathernecks (7-20, 2-14), but they were eliminated from postseason consideration as their losing streak reached 10. Lander notched his 12th straight double-figure game. Kaimarr Price added 12 points.

    The Leathernecks trailed 60-55 with 2:21 to go when Lander began a string of eight straight Western Illinois points that trimmed the deficit to 64-63 with 21 seconds left. But Jones replied with four free throws over the final 18 seconds, and Western Illinois missed two 3-pointers.

    Southern Utah made 20 of 32 shots (62.5 percent) and outrebounded Western Illinois 25-18.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SUU
    WIU
    Points 68 63
    FG Made-Attempted 20-32 (.625) 19-42 (.452)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-4 (.500) 7-16 (.438)
    FT Made-Attempted 26-34 (.765) 18-23 (.783)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 27 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 7

    2010-11 Season

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