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Southern Illinois 58, Wichita State 49

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Tony Young scored 17 points, including
nine from three-point range, and Jamaal Tatum added 14 Monday night
to lead Southern Illinois to a 58-49 win over Wichita State.

Young hit five of 10 from the field and all four if his free
throws for the Salukis (9-3, 2-0 Missouri Valley), who were
13-of-15 from the foul line in the second half.

Wichita State's Paul Miller led all scorers with 24 points and
tied for a game-high nine boards with Southern Illinois' Randal
Falker. The Shockers (11-3, 2-1) led 23-21 at halftime, but were
outshot 45.8 percent to 26.1 percent after the break, hitting just
one of eight from behind the arc.

Matt Shaw added 11 points and Bryan Mullins had 10 for Southern
Illinois.

Earlier Monday, Southern Illinois coach Chris Lowery announced
that junior Mike Dale had left the team for personal reasons.

Dale, a 6-foot-5 guard from Fairview Heights hadn't played in
the Salukis' previous two games. He averaged 9.4 points as a
starter in the team's first five games.

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