Scores

Final

S Illinois 51

(8-23, 5-13 MVC)

Indiana State 66

(18-13, 8-10 MVC)

    7:05 PM ET, March 1, 2012

    Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri

    1 2 T
    SIU 23 2851
    INST 30 3666

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: M. Seck 14 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Indiana St: J. Odum 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl

    Indiana St. 66, S. Illinois 51

    Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS -- Jake Odum had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead Indiana State to a 66-51 win against Southern Illinois in the opening round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Thursday night.

    Dwayne Lathan scored 15 points and Myles Walker 12 for the eighth-seeded Sycamores (18-13), who advanced to face top seed Wichita State in the quarterfinals on Friday. Indiana State is 4-0 in MVC tournament games under second-year coach Greg Lansing.

    Mamadou Seck had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Kendall Brown-Surles 12 points for the No. 9-seeded Salukis (8-23).

    Multiple times during the second half, Southern Illinois got within six points, only to see Indiana State pull away again.

    A three-point play by the Salukis' Justin Bocot made the score 54-49 with 3:02 remaining, but the Sycamores responded with two free throws by carl Richard and two baskets by Lathan to restore a double-digit lead. Seck's layup made it 59-51 with 1:54 left, but that was Southern Illinois' last gasp.

    Bocot finished with 10 points.

    Indiana State shot 50 percent (25 of 50) from the floor.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    INST
    Points 51 66
    FG Made-Attempted 18-50 (.360) 25-50 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 3-7 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-14 (.857) 13-18 (.722)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 15

    2011-12 Season

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