1/30/09 News & Notes
UIC (Tracy Dildy) (10-10) vs. Green Bay
Wisconsin-Green Bay got a 83-72 victory over Illinois-Chicago in a Horizon League game on Wednesday night. The Flames led 37-36 at halftime before Green Bay got hot from behind the arc. Ryan Tillema added 18 points for Green Bay (16-6, 8-2), which sank 9-of-14 3-pointers in the second half. Robo Kreps paced the Flames (10-10, 3-7) with 17 points.
Savannah State (Horace Broadnax) (10-11) vs. Allen
Chris Linton scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as each Savannah State player scored in a 77-43 rout over Allen University on Wednesday night. The Tigers (10-11) went into halftime with a 30-26 lead, but outscored the Yellow Jackets (3-17) by 30 points in the second half. Savannah State shot 80 percent from the field (20-for-25) in the second half — 68.1 percent for the game. A dunk by Anthony Jones, who finished with 13 points, put Savannah State ahead 52-33 with 10:17 left. The Tigers later scored 11 straight points to claim a 73-41 advantage, capped by Tracy Rankins‘ jumper with 2:02 remaining in the game.
Southeast Missouri (Rodney Hamilton) (3-19) vs. Jacksonville State
Jacksonville State snapped a six-game losing streak with a 78-68 win over Southeast Missouri on Thursday. Southeast Missouri (3-19, 0-11) remained winless in conference play and ran its losing streak to 11 despite 23 points from Calvin Williams and 19 from Kenard Moore. The Redhawks never led by more than two points in the game, and Jacksonville State scored the first seven points of the second half to open up a 39-28 lead. Southeast Missouri got within 3 points with about 13 minutes remaining, but Jacksonville State pulled away down the stretch.
Tennessee Tech (Steve Payne) (10-10) vs. Eastern Illinois
Eastern Illinois got a 75-58 win over Tennessee Tech on Thursday night. Eastern Illinois never trailed after pulling ahead 2-1 in the first minutes of the game. Eastern Illinois held Tennessee Tech (10-10, 4-6) leading scorer Daniel Northern, who averaged 11.7 points, to six free throws and 0-for-4 shooting from the field. Tennessee Tech shot 31 percent, and the Panthers outrebounded the Golden Eagles 44-39. Eastern Illinois led 33-20 at halftime. Kevin Murphy led Tennessee Tech with 11 points.
Louisiana-Lafayette (Robert Lee) (7-13) vs. Middle Tennessee State
Middle Tennessee State held off Louisiana-Lafayette 83-76 on Thursday night. Leading 66-52 with 6:19 left, the Blue Raiders (13-8, 7-3 Sun Belt Conference) made 17 of 24 free throws — but no field goals — the rest of the game, but the Ragin’ Cajuns could get no closer than six. Middle Tennessee State was 27 of 36 from the foul line for the game. The Blue Raiders scored no points in the final 3:52 of the first half, but still led 33-30 at halftime. Courtney Wallace had 15 points, Ryan McCoy 14 and Travis Bureau 11 for the Ragin’ Cajuns.