Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014
CARBONDALE -- Southern Illinois used a 15-0 run early in the second half to cruise to a 65-56 win over Evansville Wednesday night at SIU Arena.
The Salukis (10-15, 3-11) held the Aces scoreless for nearly eight minutes, going from down one with 18:20 to play, to up 14 on Jeff Early's 3-pointer with 11:11 remaining.
The Purple Aces (14-12, 7-7) trailed by one at halftime, 31-30, but struggled to make shots in the second half. Evansville shot just 37 percent from the floor in the second, including 2-9 from beyond the arc.
Wind: 3 MPH
Humidity: 89 %