SIU-Edwardsville routs Robert Morris, Ill., 74-40

Nikola Bundalo scored 16 points Saturday night to lead Southern

Illinois-Edwardsville to a 74-40 victory over Robert Morris,


Cornelius Chatt and Michael Messer added 13 points apiece for

the Cougars (7-19), who led 33-13 with barely 14 minutes elapsed

and were never threatened. Kevin Stineman added 10 points. Chatt

had seven assists, and Corey Wickware posted four steals.

The Eagles (13-13), based in Springfield and members of the U.S.

Collegiate Athletic Association, got 15 points from David Trey and

11 from Anthony Patton in dropping their fifth in a row.

The Cougars shot 49.2 percent (31 of 63) and held a 47-24

rebounding advantage over the Eagles, who were limited to 30.2

percent shooting (16 of 53).

SIU-Edwardsville led 39-15 at the half, and the lead crested at

56-21 with 13:05 to play.