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.16-226-947
Evansville12-625-993
Illinois St.12-618-14114
So. Illinois11-722-10138
N. Iowa11-723-1370
Indiana St.8-1015-17171
Missouri St.8-1013-19235
Loyola-Chi.7-1115-17239
Bradley3-155-27306
Drake2-167-24325

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UAB16-226-783
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Marshall12-617-16128
UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
 
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FLA 72 Final
FSU 47
UAPB 44 Final
MIST 76
USF 49 Final
OKST 61
USC 67 Final
NMEX 75
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