Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Salukis Stay Tied for 1st Behind Carr

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Salukis Stay Tied for 1st Behind Carr

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Chris Carr scored a game-high 26 points and pulled down a career-best 18 rebounds as Missouri Valley Conference co-leader Southern Illinois rolled to an 86-76 victory over Indiana State Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.

Shane Hawkins chipped in with 16 points and Ian Stewart 13 as all five SIU starters scored in double figures.

Denny Hinson scored a career-high 23 points for Indiana State (6-15, 2-11).

The Salukis (17-6, 10-3) led by as many as 17 points in the second half.

"I thought we had good ball movement all day, and I liked the balance in our scoring," SIU coach Rich Herrin said.

SMSU 80, Northern Iowa 75: Johnny Murdock scored 29 points, including four-of-eight shooting from 3-point range, as Southwest Missouri won in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Murdock also made seven of eight free throws for Southwest (14-6, 7-6).

Northern Iowa (7-16, 3-10) had pulled to within a point at 45-44 on Sredrick Robinson's layup with 15:37 left in the game when Southwest went on a 15-4 run to take a 60-48 lead with 10:22 left. …

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