Scores

Final

S Illinois 61

(12-17, 8-8 MVC)

Evansville 56

(11-18, 4-12 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, February 22, 2014

    Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana

    1 2 T
    SIU 29 3261
    EVAN 23 3356

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: A. Beane 22 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Evansville: E. Mockevicius 19 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Southern Illinois drops Evansville 61-56

    Associated Press

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Anthony Beane scored 22 points to lead Southern Illinois over Evansville 61-56 on Saturday.

    Southern Illinois (12-17, 8-8 Missouri Valley) got 15 points and eight rebounds from Desmar Jackson, who was 8 of 8 from the line. Bola Olaniyan gathered 11 boards to go along with eight points.

    Evansville (11-18, 4-12) was led by Egidiju Mockevicius with 19 points, on 8 of 10 shooting, and 11 rebounds. Blake Simmons scored 11 points and made the team's only three 3-pointers. The rest of his teammates were 0 for 9 from beyond the arc. The Purple Aces only managed to hit 7 of 12 free throws.

    Southern Illinois held a 45-26 edge in rebounds, including pulling down 22 offensive boards, which led to a 15-8 lead in second-chance points. Evansville led on points in the paint (34-20) and bench points (12-3), but it wasn't enough to overcome the poor shooting.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    EVAN
    Points 61 56
    FG Made-Attempted 19-53 (.358) 23-52 (.442)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 3-16 (.188)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-25 (.760) 7-12 (.583)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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