S. Illinois 70, Indiana St. 52
Tony Freeman scored 19 points and Southern Illinois went on a
22-6 run midway through the second half to seal its Missouri Valley
Conference opener, defeating Indiana State 70-52 Tuesday night.
Freeman hit 7 of his 10 shots, including 5 of 7 3-pointers. He
also had four assists and three steals.
Justin Bocot added 14 points and Nick Evans 11 for the Salukis
(8-2, 1-0), who won their fifth consecutive game.
Dwayne Lathan led the Sycamores (8-4, 0-1) with 11 points, and
Harry Marshall scored 10.
Bocot sank a 3-pointer to tie the game at 37 with 14:09 left.
The Salukis never trailed thereafter, and Freeman’s 3-pointer with
6:39 to go made it 59-43, completing the 22-6 spurt. Southern
Illinois outscored the Sycamores 44-24 in the second half.
Southern Illinois outrebounded Indiana State 31-24 and forced 21
turnovers while committing 13.