S. Illinois 51, Drake 45
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP)—Darren Brooks scored 12 points and had four assists to lead Southern Illinois to a 51-45 victory over Drake Sunday.
LaMar Owen scored 10 points and Randal Falker grabbed seven rebounds as the Salukis won their seventh straight game.
Drake (4-6) trailed 26-21 at the half but could not come back to defeat Southern Illinois (11-2) despite hitting 9-of-13 free throws in the second. The Salukis hit 23-of-56 from the field but were just 25 percent from the line for the game.
Klayton Korver led Drake with nine points and nine rebounds. Two other Bulldogs—Pete Eggers and Aliou Keita—each scored seven points.