The Eagles fell for the fourth straight game and dipped to overall. It was a one-point game with less than two minutes left, and things didn't fall our way.
MSU missed two three-pointers and turned the ball over twice, while the Salukis knocked down a pair of triples in the final Southern Illinois, which shot 59 percent of in the second half, got a game-high 20 points from Rishonda Napier. Azia Washington added 12, and Cartaesha Macklin dropped in SIU connected on eight three-pointers.
Morehead State forced 20 turnovers but managed to shoot only 37 percent of for the game, including 33 percent of in the second period. The visitors also won the rebound battle, Senior guard Almesha Jones led the Eagles with 17 points and nine assists. The nation's leader in assists upped her season total to Three others, sophomore forward Shay Steele 12 , McKee 11 and junior guard Natalie Greenwell 10 , also scored in double figures.
McKee has now reached double digits in all 10 collegiate games. Steele completed her third career double-double and first this season with 11 rebounds.
She was a little under the weather, and senior forward Casey Ryans couldn't play tonight either due to illness. We are going to keep fighting though, and hopefully as we get into conference play, some positive things will happen.
Morehead State held a lead with left in the contest before SIU's Kylie Giebelhausen drained a pair of three-pointers and Washington added a bucket.
The Salukis pushed ahead and never trailed again. For tickets, visit MSUEagles.