Salukis Beat Cowboys
Laramie, Wy – Jamaal Tatum scored 20 points, including
eight in the final ten minutes, as Southern Illinois overcame a
double-digit deficit to beat Wyoming 57-53 today (Saturday) in
Tatum scored four straight points to start a seven-oh
second-half run that brought the Salukis (3-3 overall) within 40-38. They took their first lead of the half after Tony Young's three-pointer made the score 46-44 with 3:35 to go.
Wyoming (3-3) never trailed by more than five points the entire
game, and James Ebert's three-pointer with nine seconds left
brought the Cowboys within 55-53.
A traveling call on Matt Shaw of Southern Illinois with 8
seconds gave Wyoming a chance to tie, but a Cowboys turned the ball
Ebert led Wyoming with nine points. Justin Williams had eight