S. Illinois 86, SE Missouri 65

Tony Freeman scored 26 points to lead Southern Illinois to an

86-65 win against Southeast Missouri on Wednesday.

Freeman made 10 of 15 field goals, including 6 of 11 3-pointers,

for the Salukis (4-2).

Anthony Booker added 10 points and 11 rebounds for Southern

Illinois. Nick Evans scored 15, and Carlton Fay and Kevin Dillard

had 11 apiece.

Anthony Allison led Southeast Missouri (3-7) with 15 points.

Eric McCrary scored 13, and LaMont Russell grabbed 10 rebounds.

Southern Illinois used a 25-5 run to take a 40-14 lead with

about three minutes left in the first half.

The Salukis shot 56.1 percent from the field, including 42.1

percent on 3-pointers, and scored 27 points off turnovers.