Scores

Final

S Illinois 60

(3-9, 0-1 MVC)

Evansville 78

(6-5, 1-0 MVC)

    Coverage: FOXCS/ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, December 29, 2011

    Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana

    1 2 T
    SIU 27 3360
    EVAN 48 3078

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: M. Seck 20 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Evansville: C. Ryan 25 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Evansville 78, S. Illinois 60

    Associated Press

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Colt Ryan's 25 points led Evansville to a 78-60 victory over Southern Illinois in a Missouri Valley opener Thursday night.

    Denver Holmes and Kenneth Harris scored 11 points apiece for the Purple Aces (6-5), who were coming off a nine-day layoff.

    Mamadou Seck led the Salukis (3-9) with 20 points before fouling out. Kendal Brown-Surles added 13 for Southern Illinois, which has lost four straight.

    Seck made 9 of his 13 shots, but Southern Illinois went just 23 of 56 from the floor (41 percent). The Purple Aces shot 51 percent (24 of 47).

    But the big difference came at the foul line, where Evansville went 26 of 37 to Southern Illinois' 12 of 18.

    The Purple Aces led 48-27 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    EVAN
    Points 60 78
    FG Made-Attempted 23-56 (.411) 24-47 (.511)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-15 (.133) 4-9 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 26-37 (.703)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 23

    2011-12 Season

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