SIU Falls In Final Seconds To Austin Peay

SIU Falls In Final Seconds To Austin Peay

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By WSIL Sports

CARBONDALE -- SIU women's basketball team welcomed in Austin Peay on Tuesday night.

The Saluki women took a 43-40 lead into halftime.

It would be a back and forth game in the second half. SIU's Cartaesha Macklin grabbed her own miss and made a layup to tie the game at 69-69 with 31.1 seconds left in the contest.

Austin Peay's Tiasha Gray dribbled out the clock and sank a jumper right before the buzzer sounded to give the Lady Governors the dramatic 71-69 win.

SIU struggled with turnovers in the loss. The Saluki women turned the ball over 21 times while forcing Peay into just 10 turnovers.

Macklin led SIU in scoring with 20 points. SIU's Azia Washington collected 13 rebounds.

SIU drops to 0-2 on the season.

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