S. Illinois 56, Illinois St. 44

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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.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Illinois St.
D. Ford D. Ford
4-8,  10 Pts
1 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Southern Ill.
M. Shaw M. Shaw
9-14,  21 Pts
9 Rebs, 1 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

Points
Rebounds
Assists