SLU grinds out a 74-69 win over Southern Illinois
ST. LOUIS — Jordan Goodwin scored 20 points to lead Saint Louis to a 74-69 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday night.
Jalen Johnson and Hasahn French added 12 points apiece for Saint Louis (4-4), which shot 45 percent from the floor but made just 6 of 22 from long range and missed seven free throws.
Jonathan Wiley scored 19 points to lead Southern Illinois (4-3). Armon Fletcher and Marcus Bartley each had 12 points, Sean Lloyd Jr. had 11 and Kavion Pippen 10.
French’s dunk with three minutes left broke a 63-63 tie, and sparked an 11-6 surge to seal it for Saint Louis. Javon Bess scored four of his nine points for the Billikens during the stretch.
Saint Louis led 36-32 at the break. Southern Illinois had its largest lead in the second half, 57-52 with 8:21 to play.