S. Illinois 56, Wright St. 50

Gene Teague had game highs of 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead

Southern Illinois past Wright State 56-50 on Saturday in the

Chicago Invitational Challenge.

Mamadou Seck added 11 points for the Salukis (3-3).

N’Gai Evans led the Raiders (3-3) with 11 points. Vaughn Duggins

and Troy Tabler scored 10 each.

Southern Illinois shot only 34.1 percent (14 of 41) and 20.0

percent (2 of 10) on 3-pointers. But that was decidedly better than

Wright State’s numbers of 21.6 percent (11 of 51) and 17.6 percent

(3 of 17).

The Salukis scored the game’s first 10 points. The Raiders did

not connect from the field until a 3-pointer by Cooper Land

narrowed their deficit to 12-6 with 9:16 left in the first

half.

Southern Illinois led 24-17 at intermission. The Salukis led by

as many as 12 and never fewer than four in the second half.