November 25, 2006
Eagles reach century mark in second straight game,
Five reach double figures in 105-71 victory over UIS
at Southern Indiana (7-0): 105
Illinois-Springfield (6-4): 71
EVANSVILLE, Ind.—Five University of Southern Indiana men's basketball players reached double digits in the scoring column as the Screaming Eagles defeated the University of Illinois-Springfield, 105-71, Saturday night at the Physical Activities Center. It marked the second straight game and the third time this season that the Eagles have reached the century mark.
USI (7-0), which shot 52.7 percent from the field including a blistering 61.3 percent in the second half, used a stifling defensive effort in the opening period to build a 13-2 advantage in the first seven minutes of regulation.
The Eagles continued to pour on the pressure and eventually pushed the margin to 23 points after scoring eight straight points in a span of 35 seconds.
Illinois-Springfield (6-4), however, cut into the Eagles' lead, using a 6-0 run to end the half and go into the intermission trailing 51-34.
USI, behind 15 second-half points and five dunks by senior forward/center Rashard Sullivan (Miami, Florida), started the final period with an 11-3 run to increase its lead to 25 with 17 minutes remaining in the game.