Western Kentucky beats Southern Illinois 53-46

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP)—Steffphon Pettigrew scored 15 points to lead Western Kentucky to a come-from-behind 53-46 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday.

Tied at 38, the Hilltoppers (5-5) went on a 9-0 run to put the game away. Pettigrew started the run with a 3-pointer, his first 3 in 18 attempts.

The Salukis (5-5) led by 13 in the first half after going on a 17-2 run. The Salukis outrebounded Western Kentucky 14-2 during the run. The Hilltoppers were 0 for 14 from the field in that stretch.

Western Kentucky was 7 of 28 from the field (25 percent) in the first half, but trailed only 23-17 due to Southern Illinois’ 12 first-half turnovers.

Brandon Peters added 11 points for Western Kentucky.

Mamadou Seck and Gene Teague each had 12 points to lead the Southern Illinois.

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Mamadou Seck Mamadou Seck
6-11,  12 Pts
11 Rebs, 0 Assists
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Brandon Peters Brandon Peters
4-6,  11 Pts
2 Rebs, 2 Assists

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