Southern Illinois vs Western Kentucky Wrap - Western Kentucky Wins 58-57
Western Kentucky grabbed a 58-57 win over Southern Illinois on Wednesday, behind a 17-point effort from T.J. Price at EA Diddle Arena.
Western Kentucky did not, however, defeat Southern Illinois against the spread, which closed at 4.5 at most sportsbooks.
George Fant had 12 points for Western Kentucky and Jamal Crook chipped in with 10 points. Jamal Crook had 3 assists for them, while George Fant was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
Southern Illinois got 22 points from Desmar Jackson in a losing cause and another 9 points from Kendal Brown-Surles. Kendal Brown-Surles contributed 3 assists for them, while Jeff Early had 6 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Western Kentucky were victorious, as the score was 34-26 at the break.
Western Kentucky had a 35-31 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.