SIU Hands Men's Basketball 76-58 Loss

Dec. 2, 2017

Final Stats

Carbondale, Ill. --- The San José State men's basketball team lost, 76-58, at the hands of Southern Illinois in a Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge game inside SIU Arena on Saturday.

After falling behind 29-20 in the first period, the Spartans (2-5) allowed the Salukis (4-2) to hit their first five shots in the second half. By the 16:18 mark Southern Illinois built an 18-point lead.

San José State made just one basket over the course of 10:14 during the second period beginning at the 18:10 mark. The one bucket was on an Oumar Barry conventional three-point play with 15:50 to go. His play made it a 15-point game, but from there SIU went on a 10-0 run. Ryan Welage stopped the bleeding with a jumper at the 7:54 mark which made it a 61-38 SIU lead. 

The Salukis' lead grew to as large as 28 points, 76-48, with 2:19 to go. San José State closed the game on a 10-0 run. Jaycee Hillsman led the Spartans with 15 points and Ryan Welage added 10 points.


 

 

Turnovers plagued the Spartans once again. They turned it over 20 times, making it the third time this season with 20 or more in a game. SIU outscored SJSU 44-24 in the paint and had 14 fast-break points to the Spartans' zero.

SJSU shot 40.0 percent (18-45) while SIU hit 52.6 percent (30-57) of its shots. The Slaukis made 16-of-26 (61.5 percent) shots in the second half.

SIU's Kavion Pippen made 9-of-10 shots and scored a game-high 22 points. Sean Lloyd scored 15 points, Aaron Cook scored 12 points and Jonathan Wiley finished with 10 points for SIU.

San José State now heads to Denver for a game against the Pioneers on Tuesday, December 5. Tipoff on the WAC Digital Network is set for 7:00 p.m. (MT).


Newspaper Box Score

San José State vs Southern Illinois
12/2/17 3:02 PM at Carbondale, IL
At Carbondale, IL

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 76, SAN JOSé STATE 58

SAN JOSé STATE (2-5)
Hillsman, Jaycee 5-11 5-6 15; Welage, Ryan 4-10 2-2 10; Barry, Oumar 4-4 1-3
9; Carlisle, Nai 1-3 4-4 7; Nichols, Isaiah 1-9 4-6 7; Chastain, Ashtin 1-2
2-3 4; FISHER, Keith 1-2 1-3 3; Baumann, Noah 1-3 0-0 3; Simmons, Caleb 0-0
0-0 0; Parilla, Ryan 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-45 19-27 58.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (4-2)
Pippen,Kavion 9-10 4-4 22; Fletcher,Armon 5-9 4-5 15; Cook,Aaron 5-11 0-0
12; Wiley,Jonathan 5-7 0-0 10; Lloyd,Sean 3-10 2-2 9; Stradnieks,Rudy 2-3
2-2 6; McGill,Eric 1-4 0-0 2; Gooch,Brendon 0-0 0-0 0; Weiher,Austin 0-0 0-0
0; Smithpeters,Tyler 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 30-57 12-13 76.

San José State................ 20 38 - 58
Southern Illinois............. 29 47 - 76

3-point goals--San José State 3-12 (Baumann, Noah 1-1; Carlisle, Nai 1-2;
Nichols, Isaiah 1-4; Chastain, Ashtin 0-1; Hillsman, Jaycee 0-4), Southern
Illinois 4-18 (Cook,Aaron 2-4; Lloyd,Sean 1-3; Fletcher,Armon 1-4;
McGill,Eric 0-3; Smithpeters,Tyler 0-2; Stradnieks,Rudy 0-1; Wiley,Jonathan
0-1). Fouled out--San José State-None, Southern Illinois-None. Rebounds--San
José State 28 (FISHER, Keith 7), Southern Illinois 30 (Fletcher,Armon 6).
Assists--San José State 8 (Chastain, Ashtin 2; Carlisle, Nai 2; NICHOLS,
Isaiah 2), Southern Illinois 15 (McGill,Eric 5). Total fouls--San José State
14, Southern Illinois 26. Technical fouls--San José State-FISHER, Keith,
Southern Illinois-None. A-4026