NCAA Game Summary - Southern Illinois at Green Bay
(Saturday, December 15)
Final Score: Southern Illinois 72, Green Bay 70
Green Bay, WI (Sports Network) - T.J. Lindsay scored 14 points to lead the
Southern Illinois Salukis to a 72-70 victory over the Green Bay Phoenix, in a
non-conference showdown at the Resch Center.
For the Salukis (5-2). Anthony Beane, Jr, added 13 points, Dantiel Daniels
finished with 12 points and Desmar Jackson chipped in with 11 points.
Keifer Sykes led the Phoenix (3-7) with a game-high 22 points, while Kam
Cerroni finished with 14 points and Alec Brown scored 10 points.
In the first half, Green Bay shot just 40.0 percent from the field, but took
advantage of a 19-10 scoring advantage at the free-throw line, as the Phoenix
went into halftime ahead 41-37. Southern Illinois connected on 48.0 percent
from the field in the half.
After the break, the Salukis shot 46.4 percent from the field and held the
Phoenix to 40.9 percent shooting. The Phoenix led by six, 62-56, with just
under eight minutes remaining when the Salukis responded with a 8-0 run to
take the lead. The Phoenix briefly regained the lead with four minutes
remaining, 65-64, but the Salukis finished the game on a 7-4 run. Sykes
missed a shot at the buzzer that would have sent the game into overtime, as
the Salukis escaped with the victory.
Southern Illinois converted 16 Green Bay turnovers into 21 points. The
Phoenix outscored the Salukis, 26-16, from the free-throw line for the game.