Scores

Final

Drake 57

(11-8, 2-5 MVC)

S Illinois 54

(6-14, 2-5 MVC)

8:05 PM ET, January 22, 2014

SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

1 2 T
DRKE 32 2557
SIU 23 3154

Top Performers

Drake: A. Hawley 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

Southern Illinois: S. O'Brien 12 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Drake defeats Southern Illinois 57-54

Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Aaron Hawley scored 19 points and Richard Carter added 12 as Drake snapped a five-game losing streak with a 57-54 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday night.

Desmar Jackson scored 15 points for the Salukis (6-14, 2-5 Missouri Valley). Tyler Smithpeters added 12 points as did Sean O'Brien, who also had 11 rebounds.

Southern Illinois trailed 32-23 at the half and by 13 with 9:22 left in the game after Jordan Daniels was fouled and made three free throws. But Jackson led the Salukis back, scoring 11 points in a 17-4 run that tied the game at 52 with 59 seconds left. Aaron Hawley responded with a 3-pointer for Drake (11-8, 2-5) before Smithpeters' basket made it 55-54 with 9 seconds left. Richard Carter sank two free throws for Drake with 8 seconds remaining and Dawson Verhines missed a 3-pointer for SIU to end the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DRKE
SIU
Points 57 54
FG Made-Attempted 15-38 (.395) 19-55 (.345)
3P Made-Attempted 8-22 (.364) 4-18 (.222)
FT Made-Attempted 19-23 (.826) 12-28 (.429)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 22, 2014 DRKE 57, @SIU 54Recap
Feb 4, 2014 SIU 74, @DRKE 58Recap