Scores

Final

S Illinois 56

(2-5, 1-5 away)

San Diego 59

(7-1, 4-1 home)

    2:30 PM ET, November 27, 2013

    Germain Arena, Estero, Florida

    1 2 T
    SIU 23 3356
    USD 20 3959

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: D. Jackson 23 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    San Diego: C. Anderson 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Dee lifts San Diego 59-56 over Southern Illinois

    Associated Press

    ESTERO, Fla. -- Johnny Dee struggled but made important shots down the stretch as San Diego edged Southern Illinois 59-56 on Wednesday for fifth place in the Gulf Coast Showcase.

    Dee hit a 3-pointer with 2:58 to go that gave San Diego (7-1) the lead for good 53-50. He also made two free throws with two seconds remaining to extend San Diego's lead to three. Dee was only 2 of 13 from the field, but made 11 of 12 free throws to lead the Toreros with 17 points.

    San Diego shot just 29.2 percent but made 26 of 32 free throws. Christopher Anderson was 9 of 10 from the stripe to finish with 16 points.

    Desmar Jackson led all scorers with 23 points for the Salukis (2-5). Sean O'Brien had 11 points and Anthony Beane added 10. Jackson nearly hit a 25-foot leaner to tie the game at the buzzer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    USD
    Points 56 59
    FG Made-Attempted 22-52 (.423) 14-48 (.292)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-10 (.100) 5-20 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-16 (.688) 26-32 (.813)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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