Southern Illinois vs Creighton

Creighton 59, S. Illinois 45

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Grant Gibbs and Will Artino scored 13 points apiece, and Creighton broke open a close game in the middle of the second half to defeat Southern Illinois 59-45 on Tuesday night.

The Bluejays (22-6, 11-5) remained a game behind Missouri Valley Conference leader Wichita State. The last-place Salukis (11-16, 4-12) matched their school record for consecutive conference road losses with their 15th in a row since January 2012.

Doug McDermott had 10 points and seven rebounds for Creighton, which has won 73 straight at home against opponents with winning percentages of .500 or worse.

Jeff Early scored 12 points and Anthony Beane added 10 for the Salukis, who shot 35 percent but stayed close by converting Creighton's 15 turnovers into 15 points and outscoring the Bluejays 13-4 on second-chance baskets.

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Southern Illinois Salukis
D. Daniels, F211-30-00022
J. Early, G335-121-250312
K. Brown-Surles, G322-61-32516
T. Lindsay, G271-50-02032
D. Jackson, G171-93-44045
A. Beane, Jr.254-81-161110
J. Pendleton203-70-04236
D. Drinkard181-10-03112
D. Taylor60-00-00010
C. Long10-00-00000
Totals 18-516-102791945
 35.3%60% 
Creighton Bluejays
D. McDermott, F264-112-270210
G. Echenique, C202-42-43016
G. Gibbs, G343-47-755213
J. Manigat, G342-51-12336
A. Chatman, G330-30-02420
W. Artino176-61-352013
E. Wragge171-20-04103
N. Johnson152-42-22106
A. Dingman30-02-30002
A. Yates10-00-00010
Totals 20-3917-2231161159
 51.3%77.3% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-130-517
N. Iowa16-231-414
Illinois St.11-722-1362
Indiana St.11-715-16190
Evansville9-924-12119
Loyola-Chi.8-1024-13123
Drake6-129-22269
Missouri St.5-1311-20247
So. Illinois4-1412-21278
Bradley3-159-24288

Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova16-233-32
Butler12-623-1131
Georgetown12-622-1125
Providence11-722-1222
St. Johns10-821-1244
Xavier9-923-1430
Seton Hall6-1216-1597
DePaul6-1212-20197
Creighton4-1414-19151
Marquette4-1413-19147
 
Other games
DUQ 49 Final
BUTL 68
IND 72 Final
MIST 68
MU 67 Final
SHU 46
VCU 62 Final
STL 76
UVA 50 Final
UM 54
FLA 60 Final
MIZZ 63