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SIU Edwardsville beats Texas-Pan American 55-49
Monday, Dec 2, 2013

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP)—Christian Salecich scored 16 points and Rozell Nunn added 18 on Monday and SIU Edwardsville beat Texas-Pan American 55-49.

Free throws and 3-pointers made the difference - SIU-Edwardsville (2-6) was outshot by Texas-Pan American (4-6) 35.2 percent from the field to 32.7 percent, but scored six 3-pointers to their three and 17 free throws to their eight.

Shaquille Boga scored a game-high 17 points for Texas-Pan American and Javorn Farrell added 15.

The Broncs led on a 15-5 run, then Nunn drained a 3-pointer at 7:37, sparking a 17-3 run to give the Cougars a 22-18 edge at halftime.

Texas-Pan American clawed back, took the lead, lost it, then got it back 44-43 on a layup by Boga. But the Cougars took advantage of Broncs fouls, scoring seven free throws down the stretch punctuated by another Nunn 3-pointer and a dunk by Salecich to clinch the win.

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 TX Pan American
Shaquille Boga Shaquille Boga
6-14,  17 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists
 SIU Edwardsville
Rozell Nunn Rozell Nunn
5-5,  15 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists

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