Scores

Final

S Illinois 66

(14-16, 6-12 MVC)

Drake 63

(14-16, 7-11 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, March 2, 2013

    Knapp Center, Des Moines, Iowa

    1 2 T
    SIU 30 3666
    DRKE 32 3163

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: J. Early 26 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Drake: B. Simons 15 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast

    S. Illinois 66, Drake 63

    Associated Press

    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Jeff Early scored four points in the final 16 seconds to help preserve Southern Illinois' 66-63 victory over Drake on Saturday night.

    Early finished with a game-high 26 points and had three steals.

    Southern Illinois (14-16, 6-12 Missouri Valley) also got 15 points from Desmar Jackson, including a pair of 3-pointers.

    Drake (14-16, 7-11), which is expected to face Bradley in the conference tournament this week, got 15 points from Ben Simons and 12 from Jordan Clarke. Simons had four 3-pointers.

    Southern Illinois won despite making just 5 of 9 free throws for the game. Early converted 4 of 5.

    Southern Illinois had an 18-5 scoring edge off turnovers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    DRKE
    Points 66 63
    FG Made-Attempted 28-54 (.519) 20-41 (.488)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 9-22 (.409)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-9 (.556) 14-21 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 8

    2012-13 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 30, 2013 DRKE 61, @SIU 56Recap
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