Wilkins scores 20 to lead Drake over S. Illinois 72-69
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — D.J. Wilkins tied his season high with 20 points as Drake narrowly beat Southern Illinois 72-69 on Tuesday night.
Armon Fletcher had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Salukis (13-13, 6-7). Kavion Pippen added 19 points.
The Bulldogs improve to 2-0 against the Salukis for the season. Drake defeated Southern Illinois 82-70 on Jan. 8. Drake matches up against Valparaiso at home on Saturday. Southern Illinois matches up against Indiana State on the road on Saturday.