Salukis Trump Aces

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By WSIL Sports

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.

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