Sean Lloyd Jr., scored 15 points with six rebounds and three steals and Kavion Pippen had a double-double and Southern Illinois beat Northern Iowa 64-53 on Sunday.
Klint Carlson made a jumper with 16:10 left to shave Northern Iowa’s deficit to 30-27 before an 11-5 Salukis run extended their lead to nine. Tywhon Pickford’s 3-point play reduced the deficit to six, but Southern Illinois (12-9, 4-4 Missouri Valley) took advantage of the Panthers’ four-minute scoring drought with a 9-0 run and led 50-35 with 7:41 to go.
Northern Iowa (10-10, 2-6) went on an 8-0 run to narrow the deficit to 54-46 with 3:21 left, but the Salukis shut the door on the Panthers after calling a timeout and scored six straight to seal the win.
We just tried to grind it out. We felt like we had some good possessions. Shots weren’t falling, but that’s OK, he said. We just tried to base our momentum on stops and we got a few stops that allowed us to get a couple of transition baskets, allowed us to let our offense start flowing and I felt like we did a good job of just building on both ends of the floor.
Macon overcame his slow start to sink three 3-pointers in the second overtime and score 25 points, lifting Arkansas to an 80-77 win over Georgia on Tuesday night.
The final 3 gave Arkansas a 78-76 lead. After Maten made one of two free throws, Macon padded the lead with two free throws with 1.2 seconds remaining.
Georgia coach Mark Fox said he told his players in competition … you have to risk the agony of defeat and tonight we really feel that.
Maten, who led Georgia (12-7, 3-5) with 26 points, had a shot blocked under the basket by Trey Thompson with 2 seconds remaining in the second overtime.
Macon’s second 3-pointer of the second overtime gave the Razorbacks a 75-73 lead. William Turtle Jackson answered with a go-ahead 3 for Georgia before Macon sank another 3.