MACOMB, Ill. -- Adam Link scored 10 points and Western Illinois slipped by Savannah State 39-35, extending their winning streak to eight games.
Terell Parks had eight rebounds and blocked seven shots for the Leathernecks (11-3).Savannah State led 23-12 at halftime. But the Tigers shot 32.6 percent from the field for the game, while Western Illinois shot 44 percent.Khiry White led the Tigers with 10 points. Arnold Louis had eight rebounds.Savannah State (5-8) has now lost five consecutive games.
Western Illinois attempted just 27 shots in the game: 15 in the first half and 12 in the second half. The 27 field goals attempted are tied for the second-fewest field goal attempts since the 1996-97 season. The last time a team attempted 27 shots in a game was Feb. 2, 2008, when Northern Iowa attempted 27 shots against Southern Illinois. The team that attempted the least amount of shots was IPFW, who took 26 on Jan. 9, 2004 against Air Force