S. Ill. edges Evansville 70-63
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP)—Tony Boyle had 14 points and Kevin Dillard added 13 points as Southern Illinois defeated Evansville 70-63 on Saturday in Missouri Valley Conference play.
Southern Illinois (7-9, 2-3 Missouri Valley) led by four points, 39-35, going into half time and came back from the break to outscore Evansville (11-4, 3-2 Missouri Valley) 31-28 in the second period.
Bryan Mullins had a game-high seven assists for the Salukis. Boyle earned a double-double with ten rebounds with his 14 points.
Shy Ely led the Purple Aces with 22 points, while Jason Holsinger added 16 points.
Southern Illinois earned 22 points from its bench players. The Salukis led by as many as 12 points in the second period. Evansville held a 9-point lead in the first period.