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Missouri State 56

(15-11, 8-6 MVC)

S Illinois 54

(8-17, 5-9 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, February 8, 2012

    SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

    1 2 T
    MOSU 31 2556
    SIU 25 2954

    Top Performers

    Missouri State: C. Patterson 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl

    Southern Illinois: M. Seck 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Missouri St. 56, S. Illinois 54

    Associated Press

    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Caleb Patterson scored 18 points off the bench, Kyle Weems added 14 -- including a tip-in with 42 seconds left that proved to be the game-winning score -- and Missouri State held on to beat Southern Illinois 56-54 on Wednesday night.

    Weems tipped in a missed Anthony Downing layup to give the Bears (15-11, 8-6 Missouri Valley) a 56-52 lead. Jeff Early got the Salukis (8-17, 5-9) back within two on a layup with 27 seconds left.

    SIU then fouled Jarmar Gulley, who missed the front end of a one-and-one to give the Salukis a chance to tie or go ahead. But Mamadou Seck's jumper in the closing seconds was off the mark.

    Seck led SIU with 14 points on 7-of-13 shooting. The Salukis attempted only 10 free throws and made just three of them.

    The victory was only Missouri State's eighth in 29 games against Southern Illinois in Carbondale.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MOSU
    SIU
    Points 56 54
    FG Made-Attempted 21-41 (.512) 23-51 (.451)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 5-16 (.313)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-16 (.688) 3-10 (.300)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 3

    2011-12 Season

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