S. Illinois 56, Illinois St. 44
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP)—Matt Shaw had a game-high 21 points and nine rebounds Sunday, leading Southern Illinois to a 56-44 win over Illinois State.
Shaw made 9-of-14 field goal attempts, including three 3-pointers, for the Salukis (14-5, 7-2 Missouri Valley), who held a 26-18 lead at halftime.
Tony Young added 13 points, while Jamaal Tatum had 12 for Southern Illinois.
The Redbirds (7-10, 2-7) got off to a slow start, shooting just 36 percent in the first half compared to Southern Illinois’ 45 percent.
They also lost the battle of the boards, getting outrebounded by Southern Illinois 33-21.
Dana Ford led Illinois State with 10 points and three assists. Michael Vandello added nine points.