Scores

Final

W Kentucky 69

(5-3, 1-3 away)

S Illinois 60

(2-7, 1-2 home)

    4:05 PM ET, December 7, 2013

    SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

    1 2 T
    WKU 34 3569
    SIU 34 2660

    Top Performers

    Western Kentucky: B. Harris 30 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Stl

    Southern Illinois: A. Beane 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

    Western Kentucky beats Southern Illinois 69-60

    Associated Press

    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Brandon Harris scored a career-high 30 points as Western Kentucky defeated Southern Illinois 69-60 on Saturday.

    Harris went 8 of 17 from the field, 6 of 6 from the line and sank eight 3-pointers. George Fant had 19 points with five rebounds for the Hilltoppers (5-3). Aaron Adeoye chipped in with 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds, with two assists, one steal and four blocks.

    Tied 34-34 at the break, the Salukis (2-7) took an early second period lead that lasted until 11:22 when Harris sank three 3-pointers within two minutes to put the Hilltoppers back on top 52-46. The Salukis' Anthony Beane made a pair of back-to-back 3-pointers and Jalen Pendleton hit a layup to close the gap to three with six minutes remaining. But it wasn't enough as Western Kentucky went on a 12-6 run to finish.

    Beane led Southern Illinois with 20 points and three rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WKU
    SIU
    Points 69 60
    FG Made-Attempted 21-51 (.412) 21-45 (.467)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-30 (.333) 5-12 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-22 (.773) 13-17 (.765)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

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