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
Illinois St.6-014-443
Wichita St.5-115-483
So. Illinois4-211-8152
Loyola-Chi.3-313-6136
Missouri St.3-312-7167
Bradley3-38-11198
Drake3-35-13323
Evansville1-510-9191
Indiana St.1-57-11187
N. Iowa1-56-11204

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.5-015-321
La. Tech4-112-6225
UAB4-111-7128
UT-San Antonio4-19-9312
Old Dominion4-211-7125
Marshall4-211-881
Western Ky.3-39-10226
Rice2-312-6174
So. Miss2-35-12337
UTEP2-34-13346
Charlotte2-48-9227
FAU1-45-11325
North Texas0-56-11297
FIU0-54-14345
 
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