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Illinois State 65

(16-14, 9-9 MVC)

S Illinois 66

(13-18, 9-9 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    4:05 PM ET, March 1, 2014

    SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

    1 2 T
    ILST 36 2965
    SIU 33 3366

    Top Performers

    Illinois State: D. Knight 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Southern Illinois: A. Beane 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Southern Illinois trips Illinois State 66-65

    Associated Press

    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Anthony Beane scored 21 points and freshman reserve Tyler Smithpeters hit a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left as Southern Illinois edged Illinois State 66-65 on Saturday.

    Smithpeters, who hit 3 of 4 treys, finished with 11 points and Desmar Jackson had 18 for the Salukis (13-18, 9-9 Missouri Valley Conference).

    Daishon Knight had 15 points and Bobby Hunter 13 for the Redbirds (16-14, 9-9), who did not get off a potential game-winning shot.

    The game was tight throughout. Illinois State had an eight-point lead in the first half and was up 36-33 at the break. Southern Illinois was up 61-54 with 5:35 left after a Smithpeters 3, but the Redbirds scored the next six.

    A layup by Reggie Lynch, Daishon Knight's jumper and Nick Zeisloft's free throw gave Illinois State a 65-63 lead with 29 seconds left. But Zeisloft missed the second free throw to set up Smithpeters' heroics.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILST
    SIU
    Points 65 66
    FG Made-Attempted 21-46 (.457) 21-53 (.396)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-21 (.762) 18-23 (.783)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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