W. Illinois 55, SIU-Edwardsville 38
MACOMB, Ill. (AP)
Link was 6 of 10 from the field. Don McAvoy III had 11 points, and Terell Parks had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Leathernecks (7-3).
Western Illinois led 34-18 at halftime and had 23 points off turnovers. The Leathernecks shot 43.8 percent from the field for the game, while the Cougars shot 32.6 percent and had 19 turnovers.
Michael Messer had nine points to lead the Cougars (2-5). Jerome Jones had seven points and nine rebounds.