Louisiana Tech 54, S. Illinois 51

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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP)—Paul Millsap scored 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting Saturday to lead Louisiana Tech in a 54-51 win over Southern Illinois.

Millsap also grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots for the Bulldogs (17-10), who held a 27-25 halftime lead. Chad McKenzie came off the bench to add eight points and eight rebounds in the win.

Randal Falker led the way for Southern Illinois (18-9), scoring 13 points with 11 rebounds.

Jamaal Tatum and Matt Shaw kept the Salukis close, adding 12 points apiece, with Tatum connecting on two 3-pointers. But Southern Illinois lost its opportunity to make a comeback by shooting only 35 percent from the field in the second half.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Louisiana Tech
C. McKenzie C. McKenzie
3-7,  8 Pts
8 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Southern Ill.
R. Falker R. Falker
4-10,  13 Pts
11 Rebs, 3 Assists

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