Salukis End Six Game SkidCARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Jalen
Pendleton hit a short jumper with 2 seconds left, helping Southern Illinois
snap a six-game losing streak with a 64-62 victory last night over reeling
Pendleton scored the final six points for
the Salukis (9-13, 2-10 Missouri Valley). His free throws with 1:45 left tied
the game at 60, and after Wichita State's Carl Hall tipped in a Cleanthony
Early miss with 1:07 left, Pendleton tied it again on a layup with 48 seconds
to play before hitting the game-winner.
T.J. Lindsay led the Salukis with 14
points off the bench. Jeff Early and Desmar Jackson added 11 apiece.
Demetric Williams scored 15 points for the
Shockers (19-5, 8-4), who kept skidding after last week's two losses knocked
them out of the AP Top 25.
Southern Illinois trailed by as many as 17
points in the first half before rallying to lead by nine after halftime.
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