Missouri State vs Southern Illinois

Missouri St. 56, S. Illinois 54


CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - 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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Missouri State Bears
K. Weems, F336-131-281114
C. Kirk, F162-20-14034
M. Bizoukas, G332-50-01614
A. Downing, G292-70-01145
J. Gulley, G210-10-13110
K. Pickens314-61-29029
C. Patterson235-77-810018
N. Scheer80-00-02010
C. Copeland30-00-00000
I. Rhine30-02-20002
Totals 21-4111-163391356
Southern Illinois Salukis
M. Seck, F337-130-152214
D. Daniels, F193-30-34046
T. Lindsay, G293-70-03229
K. Goff, G232-50-12234
J. Early, G213-92-23038
K. Brown-Surles241-30-11303
T. Setty223-50-01017
J. Bocot160-41-21101
H. Whitt91-20-01022
D. Taylor40-00-00000
Totals 23-513-1023101754
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.16-226-947
Illinois St.12-618-14114
So. Illinois11-722-10138
N. Iowa11-723-1370
Indiana St.8-1015-17171
Missouri St.8-1013-19235
Other games
PSU 57 Final
Mich St 77
Kansas 68 Final
Baylor 54
Florida St 60 Final
BC 64
GTOWN 61 Final
Syracuse 64
Wake 44 Final
Virginia 68
Michigan 62 Final
Nebraska 46
DUKE 85 Final
NC 84