Scores

Final

Evansville 56

(14-12, 7-7 MVC)

S Illinois 65

(10-15, 3-11 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, February 13, 2013

    SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

    1 2 T
    EVAN 30 2656
    SIU 31 3465

    Top Performers

    Evansville: C. Ryan 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Southern Illinois: J. Early 14 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Stl

    S. Illinois 65, Evansville 56

    Associated Press

    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Jeff Early scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and Southern Illinois won for only the third time since the calendar turned to 2013 with a 65-56 victory over Evansville on Wednesday night.

    Southern Illinois (10-15, 3-11 Missouri Valley), which is only 3-10 since the New Year, shot 46.7 percent from the floor and saw its bench outscore Evansville's bench 26-9. Jalen Pendleton and Anthony Beane Jr. were a part of that bench, scoring 12 points apiece.

    The Salukis led 31-30 at halftime but used a 17-4 run to begin the second half capped off by an Early 3-pointer to make it 48-34 with 11:11 remaining in the contest.

    Colt Ryan scored 21 points on 7-of-15 shooting including five 3-pointers and grabbed four rebounds to lead Evansville (14-12, 7-7), which beat the Salukis 85-68 in the previous meeting Jan. 5.

    Troy Taylor had 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Purple Aces.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EVAN
    SIU
    Points 56 65
    FG Made-Attempted 22-54 (.407) 21-45 (.467)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-8 (.625) 17-29 (.586)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 16

    2012-13 Season

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    Jan 5, 2013 @EVAN 85, SIU 68Recap
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