Missouri State holds off Southern Illinois 56-54
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Caleb Patterson scored 18 points off the bench, Kyle Weems added 14 - including a tip-in with 42 seconds left that proved to be the game-winning score - and Missouri State held on to beat Southern Illinois 56-54 on Wednesday night.
Seck led SIU with 14 points on 7-of-13 shooting. The Salukis attempted only 10 free throws and made just three of them.
The victory was only Missouri State's eighth in 29 games against Southern Illinois in Carbondale.
Updated February 8, 2012