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O'Brien tip lifts S. Illinois past Murray St in OT, 89-85

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Sean O'Brien tipped in Mike Rodriguez' missed layup with one second left and Rodriguez tacked on two free throws as Southern Illinois held off regional rival Murray State, 89-85 in overtime Tuesday night.

Jonathan Stark hit a pair of free throws to tie the game at 85-85 with 1:06 remaining, but neither team could score until the final second.

Murray State's Bryce Jones hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game at 77-77 and force overtime.

Rodriguez scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Southern Illinois (4-3), which shot 50.8 percent from the field on 31 of 61 shooting, including 6 of 24 from beyond the arc. Leo Vincent added 17 points, Armon Fletcher 16 and O'Brien 15 for the Salukis.

Stark finished with 29 points on 9 of 21 shooting from the field and 10 of 11 from the line for Murray State (3-4).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12OTT
away team logo Murray St. 3740885
home team logo So. Illinois 40381189
Team Stats
away team logo Murray St. 21-4 83.0 PPG 39.7 RPG 18.0 APG
home team logo So. Illinois 14-13 68.6 PPG 36.4 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
12
J. Morant 24.3 PPG 5.5 RPG 10.2 APG 49.9 FG%
22
A. Fletcher 15.0 PPG 5.7 RPG 1.5 APG 52.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB