S. Illinois 82, Montana 71
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP)—Darren Brooks scored 26 points to lead Southern Illinois in an 82-71 win over Montana on Sunday.
Brad Korn added 12 points and Sylvester Willis had 10 for the Salukis (7-1).
Southern Illinois held a 38-27 halftime lead, which made the difference as Montana matched the Salukis’ 44-point output to no avail in the second half.
Montana (3-7) was led by Steve Horne, who had 25 points and Brent Cummings, who came off the bench to score 15.
Montana outrebounded Southern 37-29 but the Salukis held the edge in field goals, connecting on 47 percent of their attempts while the Grizzlies shot 43 percent.