Sillinois 23 28 51
Indianast 30 36 66
Date of game: 3/1/2012

Recap: Indiana State vs. Southern Ill

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Jake Odum scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Indiana State Sycamores to a 66-51 victory over the Southern Illinois Salukis in first-round action of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at the Scottrade Center.

Dwayne Lathan added 15 points to help pace the eighth-seeded Sycamores (18-13), while Myles Walker contributed 12 points.

Mamadou Seck finished with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the way for ninth-seeded SIU (8-23), which also got 12 and 10 points from Kendal Brown-Surles and Justin Bocot, respectively.

The Salukis were held to a paltry 25.1 percent from the field during the opening stanza, allowing ISU to take a 30-23 lead into the break.

The Sycamores then shot at a 57.1 percent clip over the final 20 minutes of play en route to the 15-point win.

Indiana State, which forced 16 turnovers and held SIU to a mere 3-of-12 shooting behind the three-point line, will face No. 1 seed Wichita State in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Game Notes

Aloha! Western Carolina to visit Hawaii in 2017

Western Carolina's football program will open its 2017 season at the University of Hawaii in a first-ever meeting between the two programs.

NASCAR News
Newman's No. 31 team penalized for tire manipulation

NASCAR handed down severe penalties to Ryan Newman's No. 31 team in the Sprint Cup Series on Tuesday for altered tires used in the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

NBA fines Clippers' Davis $15K for cushion kick

Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for kicking a seat cushion into the stands during Sunday's game against Boston.

Oilers sign D LaLeggia

The Edmonton Oilers added depth and scoring punch from the college ranks on Monday, signing defenseman Joey LaLeggia to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.