Southern Illinois vs Western Kentucky

W. Kentucky 58, S. Illinois 57

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - T.J. Price scored 17 points and Western Kentucky held on to defeat Southern Illinois 58-57 Wednesday night in a nonconference game.

The Hilltoppers (7-2) never trailed and led by as many as 10 points, 36-26, after starting the second half with a jumper by Jamal Crook.

Southern Illinois (4-2) cut the lead to one point four times in the final 5 minutes - twice on jumpers by Desmar Jackson - but could never quite catch up. Two free throws by Kevin Kaspar, a tip-in by O'Karo Akamune and a jumper by Crook helped keep the Salukis at bay.

After free throws by Jackson and Kendal Brown-Surles cut it to a point for the final time with 48 seconds remaining, Kaspar's missed free throw gave the Salukis the ball back, but Jackson missed with 10 seconds left and again at the buzzer.

Jackson led Southern Illinois with 22 points.

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Southern Illinois Salukis
D. Daniels, F203-41-53027
K. Brown-Surles, G393-82-42349
J. Early, G294-80-06048
D. Jackson, G299-191-241422
A. Beane, Jr., G273-72-23009
T. Lindsay230-30-01000
D. Drinkard110-20-02200
J. Swan100-40-04020
A. Bryer81-10-02022
C. Long40-10-01100
J. Pendleton00-00-00000
Totals 23-576-133171857
 40.4%46.2% 
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F305-92-791312
T. Akol, C253-72-26338
J. Crook, G354-102-433210
T. Price, G336-91-220217
B. Harris, G270-20-04210
K. Kaspar241-52-34225
O. Akamune173-30-06016
K. Anyigbo40-00-00010
S. Drane20-10-00000
A. Rostov20-00-00000
P. Blade10-00-00010
Totals 22-469-1835111658
 47.8%50% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-131-532
Illinois St.17-128-733
So. Illinois9-917-16145
N. Iowa9-914-16162
Loyola-Chi.8-1018-14182
Missouri St.7-1117-16209
Bradley7-1113-20220
Evansville6-1216-17188
Indiana St.5-1311-20233
Drake5-137-24314

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
Other games
FLA 72 Final
FSU 47
UAPB 44 Final
MIST 76
USF 49 Final
OKST 61
USC 67 Final
NMEX 75
GONZ 71 Final
WSU 69