Scores

Final

South Dakota 59

(10-19, 5-11 Summit)

W Illinois 61

(21-7, 13-3 Summit)

    8:00 PM ET, March 2, 2013

    Western Hall, Macomb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    SDAK 23 3659
    WIU 23 3861

    Top Performers

    South Dakota: T. Gruis 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl

    Western Illinois: C. Clark III 27 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    W. Illinois 61, S. Dakota 59

    Associated Press

    MACOMB, Ill. -- Ceola Clark scored 27 points as Western Illinois held on for a 61-59 victory against South Dakota on Saturday night to set up a rematch in the Summit League tournament.

    Jack Houpt added 15 points for the Leathernecks (21-7, 13-3), who are the No. 2 seed in the tournament and face the No. 7 seed Coyotes on March 9 in Sioux Falls, S.D.

    Trevor Gruis and Juevol Myles had 19 points each for South Dakota (10-19, 5-11), which nearly overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 49 seconds.

    Myles' 3-pointer made the score 60-59 with 18 seconds remaining, and after Adam Link missed the front end of a one-and-one, the Coyotes had the ball with a chance to go ahead. But Myles' jumper with six seconds remaining missed, and South Dakota could not get a shot off after Remy Roberts-Burnett hit 1 of 2 free throws with two seconds to play.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SDAK
    WIU
    Points 59 61
    FG Made-Attempted 21-48 (.438) 22-51 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 9-21 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-12 (.917) 8-14 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 8

    2012-13 Season

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