Wichita State vs. Southern Illinois: Recap and Stats

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Wichita State vs. Southern Illinois: Recap and Stats
Wichita State 62
(19-5, 6-4 away)
Southern Illinois 64
(9-14, 5-5 home)
Venue: SIU Arena
8:05PM ET / 5:05PM PT, February 05, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Wichita State 36 26 62
Southern Illinois 35 29 64
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Wichita State D Williams 15 D Williams 7 M Armstead 6
Southern Illinois T Lindsay 14 J Early 7 J Pendleton 2

Though they were a 10-point underdog coming into the game, Southern Illinois edged Wichita State 64-62 in conference action. The Salukis are now 0-2 versus AP-Ranked teams this season with the win. Jalen Pendleton played brilliantly for the Salukis and put up eight points and two rebounds. T.J. Lindsay had a team-high 14 points and added two rebounds. For the Shockers, Demetric Williams finished with a game-high 15 points and seven rebounds. Southern Illinois (9-14, 2-10 The Valley) heads to Indiana State (14-8, 7-4 The Valley) on Saturday, February 9th.

Southern Illinois Game Notes

  • SIU beat the spread by 12.5 points. That makes the 9th time this season the Salukis have beaten the spread.
  • The Salukis have won 4 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Southern Illinois is 19-32 in close games.
  • The Salukis have won 86% of the time this season (6-1) after recording 15 or more free throws made.
  • SIU has won 80% of the time this season (4-1) when opponents record 10 or fewer assists.
  • SIU set a season low for turnovers (6).
  • Southern Illinois has been outshot by their opponents in three-point percentage for the past 8 games.
  • This is the 2nd win of the season where the Salukis came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 9th game at home this season--SIU has a 0.7 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two rebounders (Jeff Early and Anthony Beane Jr.) accounted for 40.7% of the rebounds.
  • Jeff Early has led the team in rebounding in 13 out of 23 games this season.
  • Desmar Jackson has 4 straight double-digit point games.

Wichita State Game Notes

  • The Shockers have lost 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Wichita State is 25-31 in close games.
  • This loss extended the Shockers losing streak to 3 games.
  • The top two scorers (Demetric Williams and Tekele Cotton) accounted for 40.3% of the points.
  • Demetric Williams has led the team in scoring 4 times in 24 games this season.
  • Demetric Williams set career highs with 3 three-pointers, 7 rebounds, and 7 defensive rebounds.
WSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AD. Williams351572101
C+Tekele Cotton201030002
C+Carl Hall25850032
C+M. Armstead33636004
CFred Van Vleet13412001
CJake White14510000
CNick Wiggins26740001
CC. Early21730002
-Ehimen Orukpe8030000
-Chadrack Lufile5000000
SIU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJalen Pendleton12822200
AT.J. Lindsay191422000
B+Jeff Early261170100
B-A. Beane Jr.24841011
C+Desmar Jackson321111102
C+K. Brown-Surles29631000
CD. Drinkard29430010
CDantiel Daniels9101100
D-Josh Swan16110003
-Colby Long4000000

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