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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Scoreboard
Southern Illinois (11-16)222345
Creighton (22-6) «283159

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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.17-131-532
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

Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova15-332-41
Butler12-625-915
Creighton10-825-1026
Seton Hall10-821-1244
Providence10-820-1356
Marquette10-819-1361
Xavier9-924-1437
St. Johns7-1114-19140
Georgetown5-1314-18107
DePaul2-169-23236
 
Other games
DUQ 49 Final
BUTL 68
IND 72 Final
MIST 68
MU 67 Final
SETON 46
VCU 62 Final
STL 76
UVA 50 Final
MIAMI 54
FLA 60 Final
MIZZ 63