SIU-Edwardsville beats Robert Morris 102-78

The Associated PressDecember 29, 2013

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Maurice Wiltz scored a career-high 20 points as SIU-Edwardsville snapped a four-game losing streak with a 102-78 win over NAIA Robert Morris-Springfield on Sunday.

Wiltz hit back-to-back 3-pointers and a layup to give SIU-Edwardsville (3-10) a 40-31 lead with 3:13 remaining in the first half. Wiltz finished with five 3-pointers on 7-of-12 shooting from the field.

Robert Morris-Springfield opened the second half with a 5-0 run to pull within one, 44-43. SIUE answered with a 20-8 run, capped by four-straight 3-pointers, to take a 64-52 lead with 14:03 to play. SIUE was 15 of 23 from 3-point range.

Michael Messer also scored 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Kris Davis scored 15 with three 3-pointers and four assists for the Cougars.

Robert Calmese scored 25 points, and Reid David added 20 for Robert Morris-Springfield.