Scores

Final

Ball State 58

(2-7, 0-5 away)

S Illinois 66

(3-8, 2-2 home)

3:05 PM ET, December 21, 2013

SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

1 2 T
BALL 37 2158
SIU 38 2866

Top Performers

Ball State: C. Bond 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

Southern Illinois: J. Pendleton 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

Southern Illinois tops Ball State 66-58

Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Jalen Pendleton scored 21 points to lead Southern Illinois to a 66-58 victory over Ball State Saturday.

Desmar Jackson also had 19 points for Southern Illinois (3-8).

There were 19 lead changes and 11 ties in the game. The Salukis held a slim 38-37 advantage at the break.

Jackson hit a 3-pointer to open the second period. Anthony Bean had a layup and free throw to stretch the lead to 44-37. The Cardinals came back to tie the score at 44 on a Majok Majok free throw with 15:26 remaining in the game.

Ball State (2-7) trailed 58-57 after Mark Alstork made two free throws with 3:53 remaining. The Salukis then scored seven unanswered points as Jackson made four free throws and Pendelton had a jumper and a free throw to stretch the lead to 65-57 with 17 seconds remaining.

Zavier Turner had 15 points for Ball State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BALL
SIU
Points 58 66
FG Made-Attempted 21-44 (.477) 25-53 (.472)
3P Made-Attempted 6-22 (.273) 3-11 (.273)
FT Made-Attempted 10-16 (.625) 13-19 (.684)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 13 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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