2006-12-09 Southern Illinois @ Western Kentucky

>> FROM DIDDLE ARENA IN BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY, IT’S A BATTLE BETWEEN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY WE THINK WE’VE GOT A HECK OF A MATCHUP FOR YOU S.I.U. COMES IN STATISTICALLY AS THE NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE COUNTRY, TAKING ON 8-1 KENTUCKY CLEM, WITH THAT AS THE BACKDROP, EVERY POSSESSION IS CRITICAL CRITICAL >> THIS IS A VERY GOOD BALL CLUB SOUTHERN ILLINOIS LEADS THE COUNTRY IN DEFENSE AND WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY REALLY SHOOTS THE THREES INTERESTING BALLGAME TONIGHT >> IT IS GOING TO BE FUN LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE PLAYERS WHO WILL DECIDE WHERE THIS GOING >>> JAMALL TATUM WITH A LOT OF ABILITY >> HE CAN CREATE OFF THE DRIBBLE, PULL UP AND TAKE THE BALL TO THE BASKET CAN SHOOT THE THREES ON THE OTHER HAND, COURTNEY LEE IS A TREMENDOUS ATHLETE CAN SHOOT IT LONG, ALSO CAN DEFEND ALSO CAN SHOOT THE THREES >> THE ENTIRE STATE OF KENTUCKY TOOK A VOTE UNANIMOUSLY THEY WANTED CLEM’S KEYS TO TONIGHT’S GAME >> THE KOS TO TONIGHT’S GAME IS HANDLE THE BASKETBALL THEY GOT TO PRESSURE TONIGHT IS VERY IMPORTANT, BECAUSE THIS TEAM CAN GET OUT IN THE FAST LANE AND PUT PRESSURE ON YOU OF COURSE, WESTERN WANT TO PLAY UP TEMPO, GO BASELINE TO BASELINE REBOUNDING AND LOOSE BALLS IS KEY IN THIS BASKETBALL GAME TONIGHT, WHO CAN GET THE MOST REBOUNDS, CONTROL THE BOARDS >> LET’S GET A LOOK AT THE STARTING LINEUPS FOR SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, MATT SHAW IS THEIR LEADING SCORER AT BETTER THAN 13 POINTS A GAME CLEM, ON WESTERN’S SIDE, DARRIN HORN PLAYING A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE >> ANYWHERE FROM EIGHT, 10, 11 GUYS TONIGHT A LOT OF DIFFERENT COMBINATIONS ON THE BASKETBALL COURT TONIGHT >> SO STAY TUNED WHEN WE TELL YOU WE THINK WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A FUN ONE, WE’RE ALMOST CERTAIN OF IT TONIGHT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY IN WHAT OUGHT TO BE A BARNBURNER STARTING LINEUPS AND OPENING TIP-OFF ARE COMING UP NEXT YOU’RE >> WE’RE BACK HERE IN BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY BEFORE WE BEGIN, WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THE PRESENTATION OF THIS GAME ON THE HILLTOPPER SPORTS SATELLITE NETWORK IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM THE KENTUCKY LOTTERY AND YOUR LOCAL PEPSI DISTRIBUTOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT COMES FROM THE HILLTOPPER ATHLETIC FOUNDATION AND WYKUEBS TWO OF THE YOUNGER, GOOD COACHES IN THE GAME 34-YEAR-OLD CHRIS LOWERY YOU SEE HIS RECORD VERY GOOD AT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS YOU CAN SAY EXACTLY THE SAME THING ABOUT DARRIN HORN OVER ON THE WESTERN SIDE DARRIN IN HIS FOURTH YEAR IN BOWLING GREEN 68 WINS, 31 LOSSES THESE ARE PROBABLY THE TWO BEST COACHES IN AMERICA UNDER THE AGE OF 35 SOME DAY THEY’LL THANK ME FOR SAYING THAT >> THAT’S RIGHT >> BECAUSE, BOY, DOES THIS SLIP AWAY LATER >> TIME FLIES, THEY SAY >> THIS JUST IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS WILL PLAY AS GOOD A MAN-TO-MAN DEFENSE AS YOU WILL SEE ALL YEAR >> THEY PUT PRESSURE ON THE BASKETBALL AT ALL TIME >> THEY’RE GIVING UP RIGHT AT 49 POINTS PER GAME, WHICH IS NUMBER ONE IN AMERICA THAT TIME A HAND-CHECK ON MULLINS FIRST FOUL OF THE GAME AGAINST S.I.U >> WESTERN NEEDS TO MEET THE PASSES THESE GUYS RUN THROUGH THE PASSING LANE AND KNOCK BALLS DOWN WESTERN NEEDS TO MEET THE BALL TONIGHT >> ONE MORE THOUGHT ABOUT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS THEY’VE BEEN IN THE NCAA THE LAST FIVE YEARS IN A ROW THERE ARE 15 TEAMS IN A AMERICA THAT CAN SAY THAT, AND S.I.U. IS ONE OF THEM >> THEY PLAYED IN A TOUGH CONFERENCE LAST YEAR FOUR TEAMS IN THEIR CONFERENCE MADE THE TOURNAMENT, TOO THIS IS A VERY, VERY GOOD CONFERENCE, THE MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE THIS IS A GOOD TEAM >> THE MISSOURI VALLEY A YEAR AGO AS YOU GOT DOWN INTO CRUNCH TIME, FOUR, FIVE, SIX TEAMS WERE BEING THOUGHT ABOUT THEIR R.P.I. AS A CONFERENCE SHOT UP COMPARED TO MOST YEARS HERE’S COURTNEY LEE WITH THE FIRST SHOT OF THE GAME THE REBOUND IS PULLED AWAY BY FALKER THIS IS JAMAAL TATUM, VERY QUICK POINT GUARD TY ROGERS GOT HIM ON A HAND-CHECK >> YOU CAN SEE HE’S VERY GOOD WITH THE BASKETBALL HE CAN REALLY TAKE THE BALL TO THE BASKET, PULL UP, SHOOT THE JUMP SHOT ROGERS WILL HAVE HIS HANDS FULL TRYING TO CONTAIN HIM >> CLEM, RIGHT OFF THE BAT, LET ME JUST SAY THIS

I’LL BE SHOCKED IF THIS GAME DOESN’T GO TO THE LAST TWO TO THREE MINUTES STILL IN DOUBT >> STILL IN DOUBT I TELL YOU WHAT, TWO VERY GOOD BALL CLUBS TONIGHT THEY’VE PLAYED SOME VERY GOOD TEAMS, YOU KNOW >> S.I.U. LOOKING AT A WESTERN ZONE AT THE MOMENT THIS IS SHAW, THEIR LEADING SCORER HE BAGS THE THREE >> SHAW’S A GOOD SHOOTER ANYTIME HE CAN SQUARE UP, HE CAN KNOCK IT DOWN THEY’VE GOT TO CONTEST HIS SHOTS AS WELL >> WESTERN WITH A LINEUP THAT’S DIFFERENT THAN A YEAR AGO QUITE A BIT YOUNGER BRAZELTON THE POINT GUARD, AND THE REVIEWS ON HIM EARLY HAVE BEEN REALLY IF SAME STORY FOR EVANS, BUT HE COMMITS AN OFFENSIVE FOUL >> YOU CAN SEE THEY’RE REALLY GOOD AT LINING UP AND TAKING CHARGES THIS TEAM IS TOUGH-MINDED DON’T GIVE YOU CLEAR LOOKS LIKE I SAY, THEY TAKE THE CHARGE >> WESTERN WILL TRY TO SPEED THE TEMPO OF THIS GAME UP S.I.U. WOULD LIKE IT TO BE A GAME IN THE 50’S WESTERN WOULD LIKE TO GO WAY UP WITH IT SO THEY’LL GIVE YOU A LOT OF FULL-COURT PRESSURE >> A LOT OF FULL-COURT PRESSURE THE GAME IN THE 50’S OR 60’S, IT’S IN FAVOR OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS IT GETS OVER 55 OR 70, FAVOR WESTERN >> TATUM MISSED A WIDE-OPEN THREE HE’D LOVE TO HAVE BACK GOOD BALL MOVEMENT BY THE SALUKIS, BUT AN EVEN BETTER PLAY BY EMERSON HE STEPPED INTO THE PASSING LANE TO CAUSE THE TURNOVER AND BRAZELTON CARRIES THE BALL CLEM, I WENT TO A GAME EARLIER TODAY, WENT TO THE FIRST HALF OF THE VANDY-GEORGIA TECH GAME, AND THAT’S BECOMING A POINT OF EMPHASIS WITH THE OFFICIALS >> THEY REALLY EMPHASIS THAT THIS YEAR THEY SEEM LIKE THEY’RE EMPHASIZE THAT, CARRYING THE BASKETBALL BACK IN THE DAYS WHEN I PLAYED, IF I GOT AWAY WITH THAT, I’D STILL BE PLAYING I TELL YOU WHAT, I BEAT A LOT OF PEOPLE OFF THE DRIBBLE >> BY THE WAY, THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT YOU KNOW, THERE WAS A DAY AND TIME I MELT YOUNGER [LAUGHTER] >> NO, YOU’RE CORRECT ON THAT THEY’RE DOING A GOOD JOB EMPHASIZING THAT THEY’RE DOING A GOOD JOB CARRYING THE BASKETBALL >> TYRONE BRAZELTON OUT OF PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS I’M GOING TO GET CLEM TO TALK HIM A LITTLE BIT, BECAUSE HE’S SEEN HIM MORE THAN I HAVE >> THIS YOUNG MAN CAN CREATE OFF THE DRIBBLE HERE YOU CAN SEE HIM GETTING TO THE BUCKET HERE TWO IN A ROW, TURNING THE BASKETBALL OVER AGAIN, THESE OFFICIALS FROM THE MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE, TOO, AND YOU GOT TO ADJUST TO PLAY YOU CAN SEE NOW THEY’RE MAKING THAT CALL HE HAS TO ADJUST TO HANDLING THE BASKETBALL GOT TO KEEP IT LOWER TWO CALLS THEY’VE MADE IN A ROW ON HIM >> HE WILL HAVE TO ADJUST HIS GAME EARLY, BECAUSE OF THE INTERPRETATION S.I.U. UP 3-0 EARLY YOUNG LEFT OPEN FOR THE THREE AND HITS IT TONY YOUNG MAKES IT 6-0 EARLY NOT A TEAM YOU WANT TO PLAY CATCH-UP AGAINST >> YOU CAN SEE THEY DO A GREAT JOB ROTATING OUT OF THE MAN-TO-MAN DEFENSE COME UP AND ROTATE CAN REALLY GET TO THE BASKETBALL >> BRAZELTON SHOWED ME A LEVEL OF QUICKS TO GET INTO THE PAINT AND GET WESTERN ON THE BOARD >> YOU CAN SEE HE CAN GET AROUND HIS MAN, GET TO THE BASKETBALL AND CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIMSELF NICE DRIVE RIGHT TO THE BUCKET >> SHAW INDEED DID MOVE HIS PIVOT FOOT THAT WAS A GOOD CALL AND THE TURNOVER WILL GIVE IT BACK TO WESTERN >> THAT TIME HE GOT THE BALL TO THE LOW POST YOUNG MAN MADE A JUMP STOP AND CALL HIM FOR TRAVELING GOOD DEFENSE ON WESTERN >> RIGHT OFF THE BAT, I LOVE THE INTENSITY OF THIS GAME BIG CROWD WITHIN A COUPLE HUNDRED OF A SELLOUT MAY WELL BE A SELLOUT EVERY POSSESSION IS GOING TO BE IMPORTANT THAT TIME MULLINS ON A HAND-CHECK >> ON A HAND-CHECK THEY’VE BEEN PHYSICAL THROUGH HERE TRYING TO DO A GOOD JOB OF CALLING FOULS EARLY, BECAUSE THEY’VE BEEN AGGRESSIVE ON THE BASKETBALL BOTH TEAMS DOING A LOT OF HAND-CHECKING THEY’VE DONE A GOOD JOB OF OFFICIATING SO FAR, KEEPING THE GAME UNDER CONTROL >> PROBLEM IS, THAT’S TWO EARLY FOULS ON BRIAN MULLINS IN A GAME LIKE THIS, YOU DON’T NEED TO BE GETTING INTO FOUL TROUBLE >> IT FAVORS WESTERN, BECAUSE WESTERN’S GOING TO PLAY A LOT OF PEOPLE COACH GOING TO PLAY ABOUT 9 OR 10 GUYS TONIGHT THE BENCHES WILL FAVOR WESTERN IF THEY GET IN FOUL TROUBLE >> YOU SAW BRAZELTON, A JUNIOR COLLEGE TRANSFER, WHO HAS DONE GREAT THINGS EARLY THAT THREE MISSED BY COURTNEY LEE, BUT OFF OF WESTERN CROWD DIDN’T LIKE IT, BUT IT WILL BE S.I.U.’S BALL >> HE WAS FIGHTING FOR THE BASKETBALL I THINK IT’S THE RIGHT CALL I THINK WESTERN KNOCKED THE BALL OUT

>> WESLEY CLEMMONS IS INTO THE GAME FOR S.I.U 6’3″ SOPHOMORE OUT OF INDIANAPOLIS THIS IS SHAW, THEIR LEADING SCORER, WHO TALLIED 26 ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO AGAINST MINNESOTA THIS S.I.U. TEAM, AS CLEMMONS PUTS UP THE THREE, AND WE’VE GOT A FOUL ON S.I.U >> THAT WAS A GOOD BLOCKOUT THAT TIME BY TY ROGERS, DID AN EXCELLENT JOB >> SO THE EARLY RETURNS SHOW WE’LL HAVE A LOT OF DEFENSE THE VISITORS ARE UP BY FOUR >> CLEM, I WAS TOLD WHEN I WALKED IN THE GYM, YOU NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS JUCO ALL-AMERICAN, TYRONE BRAZELTON >> HE CAN PUT THE BALL ON THE FLOOR AND CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIMSELF THERE HE DRIVES AROUND A YOUNG MAN AND POUNDS THE GLASS WITH A LEFT HAND DRIVE HE’S VERY CREATIVE CAN DRIVE THE BALL >> THREE TURNOVERS ON BOTH TEAMS LET ME TELL YOU, WESTERN MAY NOT SEE A BETTER TEAM ON THE DEFENSIVE END ALL YEAR >> WELL, IF THEY CAN GET OPPORTUNITIES TO GET GOOD SHOTS AGAINST THIS PRESSURE DEFENSE, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO GET SHOTS ALL YEAR, BECAUSE THIS IS THE BEST YOU’LL SEE ALL YEAR EXCELLENT DEFENSE PRESSURE HERE >> I WOULDN’T WANT TO PLAY EITHER ONE OF THESE TEAMS FOR A LIVING ON THE COLLEGE LEVEL, BUT THIS IS A GREAT TUNE-UP FOR CONFERENCE PLAY >> BOTH TEAMS GETTING AFTER EACH OTHER FUN TO WATCH >> STICKY MAN-TO-MAN BY S.I.U EMERSON PASSED ON AN OPEN THREE SHOT CLOCK’S DOWN TO 10 THE BALL TAKEN AWAY BY CLEMMONS TWO-ON-TWO CLEMMONS GOT IT BACK >> THIS IS A QUICK BALL CLUB VERY IMPRESSIVE DID AN EXCELLENT JOB OF RUNNING IN TRANSITION TO GET THE BUCKET >> ROGERS CALLS OUT PLAY NUMBER FIVE I THINK THAT’S HIS NUMBER WHO KNOWS THEY’LL RESET THE SHOT CLOCK OR AT LEAST I THINK THEY WILL LOOKED LIKE A KICK >> THAT WAS A KICK IT WAS UNINTENTIONAL THEY’LL TAKE IT OUT AND LEAVE IT >> CLEM, WHAT IS IT ABOUT THEIR MAN-TO-MAN THAT IS SO GOOD? >> GREAT QUICKNESS, DO AN EXCELLENT JOB OF KEEPING THE BALL IN FRONT OF THEM THEY’RE VERY AGGRESSIVE >> EMERSON FROM POINT-BLANK RANGE AND DANIEL HAS THE STRENGTH OF 230 TO MUSCLE THAT BABY HOME >> SOUTHERN ILLINOIS IS VERY QUICK AND VERY AGGRESSIVE AND STRONG ON THE BASKETBALL THOSE COMBINATIONS MAKE IT VERY DIFFICULT TO GET GREAT SHOTS AGAINST A TEAM LIKE THIS >> WE TOLD YOU IN THE EARLY GOINGS, THESE ARE TWO TEAMS THAT THE BIG NAMES, THE BIG CONFERENCES DON’T WANT TO PLAY >> NO, BECAUSE THEY’RE GOOD ENOUGH TO BEAT ANYBODY IN THIS COUNTRY ON A GIVEN NIGHT EITHER ONE OF THESE TEAMS THAT’S WHY PEOPLE DON’T LIKE TO PLAY THEM OUTSIDE OF THE CONFERENCE >> WESTERN HAS ALREADY PLAYED THE DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPION, FLORIDA S.I.U.’S PLAYED THE LIKES OF ARKANSAS IN MINNESOTA-ARKANSAS, THE ONE TEAM THAT’S BEAT THE SALUKIS THAT’S LEE HE MISSED ON THE THREE HERE THEY COME RUNNING WITH TATUM TATUM GOT HIMSELF CAUGHT IN MIDAIR LUCKY NOT TO TURN IT OVER THEN HE MISSES ON THE THREE >> THIS IS A FUN TEAM TO WATCH PLAY NOT MAKING A LOT OF SHOTS, BUT THE PRESSURE’S BEEN FANTASTIC ON BOTH ENDS OF THE COURT HERE YOU CAN SEE TATUM PUTTING GREAT PRESSURE ON BRAZELTON RIGHT HERE AT THE POINT SETTING UP A PLAY HERE, GOING TO DRIVE TO THE BASKET GOING TO TRY TO FINISH HERE MISSED THE OPEN JUMP SHOT >> HAD A 1-4 CLEAR OUT THERE FOR BRAZELTON LONG THREE OUT OF THE CORNER, BURIED BY YOUNG AND ALL OF A SUDDEN DARRIN HORN HAS TO STEP IN AND TAKE TIME ABOUT SEVEN MINUTES IN, CLEM, THEY’RE DOWN NINE I MENTIONED IT EARLIER, THIS IS NOT A TEAM THAT YOU WANT TO SPEND ALL NIGHT PLAYING CATCH-UP >> NOT REALLY, BECAUSE THIS TEAM WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE SHOTS THE THING IS DEFENSE THEY’LL BE CONSISTENT WITH THE GREAT DEFENSE, OVER 40 MINUTES A LOT OF TIME PEOPLE CAN PLAY TWO OR THREE MINUTES, BUT THIS TEAM WILL PLAY IT FOR 40 MINUTES >> HERE’S THE OTHER THING I’VE GOT TO BELIEVE I DON’T CARE HOW MUCH YOU PRACTICE, YOUR PRACTICE GUIDES CAN’T SIMULATE THIS >> NO WAY, BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE THOSE KIND OF ATHLETES TO GO AGAINST EVERY DAY OF THE THIS TEAM HAS QUICKNESS AND SPEED ON THE BASKETBALL AND GREAT STRENGTH WESTERN WILL BRING IN ORLANDO

MENDEZ-VALDEZ, PLAYING EXCELLENT BASKETBALL, AND MARESCA DOING A GOOD JOB OFF THE BENCH WESTERN COMING IN WITH THREE SUBS WE’LL SEE WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN HERE IN THE NEXT FEW MINUTES >> MATT MARESCA HAD A CAREER NIGHT IN MONTANA 16 POINTS IN 21 MINUTES BOY, THEY’D LOVE SOME MORE OF THAT KIND OF PRODUCTION THERE HE IS WITH THE BALL FROM HERE IN BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY JOYNER, WHO’S VERY STRONG, GETS MENDEZ-VALDEZ GOOD OFFENSIVE REBOUND COURTNEY LEE COULDN’T FINISH IT AND BOYLE CLEARS FOR S.I.U >> THAT WAS GOOD OFFENSIVE REBOUND ON THE TOPPERS’ PART COULDN’T GET IT TO FALL >> TATUM LET’S SEE WHAT THEY’RE CALLING IT WILL BE A FOUL AGAINST WESTERN >> COURTNEY LEE CAME OVER TO GET THE BLOCK, BUT THEY CALLED A FOUL GREAT EFFORT ON HIS PART, BUT GOT PART OF THE WRIST I THINK ON THE WAY UP >> COURTNEY’S FIRST THAT’S THREE TEAM FOULS AGAINST WESTERN JAMAAL TATUM, A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO HIT A THREE AT THE BUZZER FOR HIS TEAM TO BEAT VIRGINIA TECH >> LIKE YOU SAID, THIS TEAM IS FACING GOOD COMPETITION OUTSIDE THE CONFERENCE ONLY LOST AGAINST A FINE ARKANSAS TEAM IN THE S.E.C LIKE I SAID, BEAT WEST VIRGINIA GOES TO MINNESOTA, BEAT MINNESOTA SO, YOU KNOW, THAT’S A BIG-TIME WIN SO THIS TEAM IS REALLY TESTED >> THEY’VE PLAYED IN THE NEW TOURNAMENT IN ORLANDO OVER THANKSGIVING THREE GAMES IN THREE DAYS AND DID VERY WELL THERE WESTERN IS DOWN 10 NOW THEY’RE DOWN SEVEN ROGERS OUT OF THE CORNER THAT’S WHAT HE CAN DO TO HELP THIS OFFENSE >> I TELL YOU WHAT, HE KNOCK THOSE THREES DOWN WESTERN DOWN A FEW POINTS, BUT IF THEY CAN COME UP WITH A COUPLE DEFENSIVE STOPS, THEY CAN GET IN THE BALLGAME >> MISSED THE CAP HOME BY CLEMMONS CLEMENS’ SECOND FIELD GOAL, BACK TO A NINE-POINT S.I.U LEAD THERE THEY COME WITH THE DOUBLE-TEAM TRAP OF LEE AND MARESCA THROWS IT OUT OF BOUNDS WE WILL HAVE A DEAD BALL TIME-OUT IT COMES WITH 11:42 TO PLAY IN THE FIRST HALF THE VISITORS FROM ILLINOIS LEAD IT 16-7 THIS IS THE >> OH, I LIKE THAT LOOK AT THOSE HATS THEY MAY NOT LIKE WHAT THEY’RE SEEING SO FAR THE PRESSURE DEFENSE OF S.I.U HAS CAUSED FIVE TURNOVERS IN THE FIRST 8 1/2 MINUTES, BUT TY ROGERS, WHO DID GET THE START TONIGHT, THAT’S WHAT HE CAN DO TO HELP THEM >> THE PRESSURE IS GETTING GOOD LOOKS WITH A GREAT DEFENSE PRESSURE BY SOUTHERN ILLINOIS SO FAR SO, YOU KNOW, GET A FEW LOOKS, THEY CAN GET BACK IN THE BASKETBALL GAME >> THIS IS A GAME WHERE BOTH TEAMS WILL HAVE TROUBLE REALLY GETTING INTO A RHYTHM YOU WON’T GO ON A LOT OF BIG LONG RUNS, ALTHOUGH S.I.U. HAS SHOT EARLY, 6-10 WESTERN IS 3-9 YOU SEE WESTERN, THEY’RE TRYING TO SPEED UP THE TEMPO >> PUTTING GOOD PRESSURE ON THE BASKETBALL JUMP-SWITCHING IT, DOUBLING THE BASKETBALL, ROTATING OVER, TRYING TO CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STEALS HERE THEY’RE MILKING THE CLOCK AT THE PRESENT TIME, THOUGH >> SHOT CLOCK’S DOWN TO FIVE I DON’T KNOW IF THEY REALIZE IT YOUNG DOES HE GETS INTO THE PAINT MISSED THE 10-FOOTER BOY, LOOK AT THE BODIES BANGING AND MENDEZ-VALDEZ HAS IT GO OFF OF HIM AND IN FOOTBALL THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD TACKLE >> WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD TACKLE, I TELL YOU WHAT, BUT THEY’RE LETTING THEM PLAY HERE AGGRESSIVE PLAY ON THEIR PART DOUBLING THE BASKETBALL THIS IS AN AGGRESSIVE BASKETBALL CLUB HERE THIS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN TESTED >> SLAUGHTER OUT OF SHELBYVILLE, KENTUCKY, HAS CHECKED IN FOR DARRIN HORN HE WEARS NUMBER 4 MENDEZ-VALDEZ GETS FOULED ON A HAND-CHECK THEN TYRONE GREEN GAVE THE OFFICIAL A LITTLE TOO MUCH LIP, AND THE OFFICIAL STARED HIM DOWN AND SAID, “THERE WILL BE NO MORE OF THAT.” >> GOT CLOSE TO A TECHNICAL FOUL NEXT TIME THEY MAY CALL ONE AGAIN, THE GUYS ARE PLAYING HARD TONIGHT, AGGRESSIVE ON THE BASKETBALL A LITTLE HAND-CHECKING, BUT YOU GOT TO TURN THE FAVOR >> THAT’S A STRONG MOVE RIGHT THERE SLAUGHTER SHOWED SOME GOOD UPPER BODY STRENGTH

>> THIS IS HIS FRESHMAN YEAR GETS STRONGER, MORE PLAYING TIME, HE’S GIVE AND MAKES PLAYS >> THERE’S A STEAL AND LEE WILL TAKE IT >> PRESSURE DEFENSE THAT’S THE KIND OF TEMPO THEY WANT YOU SEE THE FRESHMAN IN THE BALLGAME HERE, NUMBER 4, SLAUGHTER, COMING IN AND REALLY MAKING THINGS HAPPEN HE’S GOT A BUCKET >> ALL OF A SUDDEN IT IS ELECTRIC IN HERE COURTNEY LEE THE STEAL, WHICH HAS LIT THIS PLACE UP ALMOST MIDWAY THROUGH THE FIRST HALF GEORGE PLASTER, COACH CLEM HASKINS WITH YOU FROM ROWDY DIDDLE ARENA CLEMMONS BURIES THE THREE >> YOU’VE GOT TO QUIET THE CROWD EVERY TIME YOU GET A BUCKET LIKE THAT, A BIG THREE >> THAT IS THEIR FOURTH TREY IN THE FIRST 10 MINUTES >> THEY’RE LIGHTING IT UP, SHOOTING THE BALL EXTREMELY WELL OUTSIDE >> UP EIGHT ON THE ROAD IN A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT HIGH SCREEN FROM JOYNER AND THEN IT WAS NEARLY STOLEN LAST TOUCHED BY MULLINS >> I LIKE WHAT THEY’RE DOING THIS TEAM HERE, DOUBLING THE BASKETBALL, REALLY ROTATING, ANTICIPATING, DOING A GREAT JOB I TELL YOU, THEY’RE WELL, WELL COACHED AND WELL PREPARED FOR THIS GAME >> I SAID IT EARLIER, AND I THINK IT’S PROBABLY TRUE, THESE ARE THE TWO BEST COACHES IN AMERICA UNDER THE AGE OF 35 YOU WILL HEAR MORE ABOUT THEM IN THE YEARS TO COME >> THESE TWO GUYS GOT 30-PLUS YEARS AHEAD OF THEM IN COACHING THEY’RE GOING TO WIN A LOT OF GAMES AND CHAMPIONSHIPS BEFORE THEIR CAREER IS OVER >> SHOT CLOCK’S DOWN, INSIDE OF 10 SLAUGHTER, NOT PLAYING LIKE A FRESHMAN AT ALL >> THAT’S ONE OF THOSE YOUNG GUYS THAT CAN CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIMSELF NICE DRIBBLE, FINISHES TO GET THE BUCKET A LOT OF GUYS CAN GET THERE, BUT DON’T BRING ANYTHING BACK >> BOY, THEY REALLY HARASSED MULLINS MAYBE WENT TOO FAR JOYNER PICKS UP THE FIRST AND THE TEAM’S FOURTH >> W.K.U. IS BRINGING THE PRESSURE RIGHT NOW GOT THEM BACK IN THE GAME GREAT PRESSURE DEFENSE A.J. SLAUGHTER COMING OFF THE BENCH HAS BEEN A KEY TO GET THEM BACK IN THE GAME, GETTING THIS CROWD INVOLVED >> SIX-POINT S.I.U. LEAD GREEN OFF THE GLASS MAKES IT EIGHT >> NICE DRIVE, A PUSH-OFF TO GET THAT SHOT COULD HAVE BEEN AN OFFENSIVE FOUL CALLED >> SLAUGHTER HAS HAD THE HOT HAND EARLY BOTH TEAMS DOING A LOT OF DOUBLE-TEAM TRAFFIC CLEM, YOU HIT IT EARLIER, BOTH TEAMS REALLY ROTATE WELL MENDEZ-VALDEZ WITH THE TEARDROP >> YOU DON’T HAVE GUARDS WHO CAN PUT THE BALL ON THE FLOOR AND CREATE THE DRIVE TODAY, YOU HAVE NO CHANCE TO GET GOOD CHANCE THAT TIME MENDEZ-VALDEZ GOT INTO THE LANE AND GOT A NICE SHOT >> OH, THAT’S A GREAT FEED FROM MULLINS GREEN GETS THE FIELD GOAL, BUT IT WAS MULLINS THAT SET THAT WHOLE THING UP >> AGAIN, THEY’RE DOING THE SAME THING GUYS, THEY PUT THE BALL ON THE FLOOR AND CREATE OPPORTUNITIES WITH DRIVES, PENETRATION >> SLAUGHTER HAD A GOOD LOOK AT IT A THREE I THINK THEY’RE GOING TO GET MARESCA OVER THE BACK THEY WILL >> YOU’RE RIGHT, MARESCA OVER THE TOP THAT TIME NICE JOB OF BLOCKING OUT JUST BEING AGGRESSIVE, GOT A PIECE OF THE BALL, AND GOT A PIECE OF THE MAN AT THE SAME TIME >> TYRONE BRAZELTON AND DANIEL EMERSON CHECK BACK IN FOR WESTERN KENTUCKY >> MULLINS WITH PLAY INSTRUCTIONS FALKER, BOY, HE’S A BIG TARGET DOWN LOW THOSE ARE TWO WIDE BODIES GOING AGAINST EACH OTHER TATUM OPEN, BUT THAT ONE DIDN’T FALL SHAW CLEANS IT UP MATT SHAW HAS FIVE POINTS HE’S THEIR LEADING SCORER ON THE SEASON AND S.I.U. IS BACK UP 10 BRAZELTON TRYING TO BEAT THE DOUBLE-TEAM BOY, THEIR DEFENSE IS EVERY BIT

AS GOOD AS ADVERTISED >> I CAN SEE WHY THEY’RE NUMBER ONE IN THE COUNTRY I TELL YOU WHAT, THEY’RE — >> BRAZELTON HAD THAT ONE GO OFF HIS KNEE HE DIDN’T AGREE WITH THE CALL, BUT THE TURNOVER WILL GIVE IT BACK TO S.I.U TIME-OUT 7:04 TO PLAY IN THE HALF THE VISITORS FROM SOUTHERN ILLINOIS LEAD IT BY 10 >> THE BAND IS HARD AT WORK RIGHT NOW BOTH TEAMS ARE HARD AT WORK AS WELL CLEM, THIS HAS BEEN HIGH INTENSITY WE KNEW IT WOULD >> IT’S HIGH INTENSITY, I TELL YOU WHAT IF YOU DON’T HAVE STRENGTH TONIGHT AND PLAY HARD TONIGHT, YOU DON’T HAVE A CHANCE TO HAVE SUCCESS, BECAUSE BOTH TEAMS ARE BRINGING THE HEAT, GETTING AFTER EACH OTHER GREAT PRESSURE ON THE BASKETBALL THEY’RE USING THEIR HANDS TONIGHT, AND BODY THIS SOUTHERN ILLINOIS BALL CLUB IS COMING AFTER YOU HARD SO WESTERN HAS TO BE STRONG WITH THE BASKETBALL AND TOUGH-MINDED IN ORDER TO GET BACK IN THIS BASKETBALL GAME >> THIS HAS GOT TO BE A DIFFICULT GAME FOR OFFICIALS TO CALL >> BUT THEY’RE DOING A GOOD JOB SO FAR KEEPING EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL IF YOU DON’T, YOU KNOW, A GAME LIKE THIS CAN GET OUT OF HAND, BECAUSE BOTH TEAMS ARE BRINGING THE HEAT >> OH, ABSOLUTELY THIS IS BEING PLAYED LIKE A GAME IN EARLY MARCH >> PLAYED LIKE AND NCAA GAME SHOULD BE PLAYED RIGHT NOW YOU KNOW, THIS IS EARLY DECEMBER, BUT PLAYING LIKE IT’S MARCH >> FALKER MAY HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH A LITTLE TAMPING, BUT GETS HIS SECOND FIELD GOAL >> YEAH, HE GOT AWAY WITH A WALK LTS COULD HAVE BEEN A THREE-SECOND AT THE SAME TIME HE MISSED A COUPLE THERE CAN’T LET A GUY CATCH THE BALL THAT LOW >> HILLTOPPERS NEED SOME ANSWERS THEY’RE DOWN 12 TO A TEAM THAT WHEN YOU SCORE YOU EARN IT ROGERS INTO THE PAINT AND COULDN’T GET IT OFF THE GLASS AND SHAW WAS THERE TO CLEAR SHAW IS A BLUE COLLAR KIND OF WORKER >> HE’S A BLUE COLLAR WORKER SHAW IS STRONG, POWERFUL YOUNG MAN INSIDE ONCE HE GETS THE BASKETBALL, HE DON’T LOSE I REALLY LIKE HIM VERY PHYSICAL MAN, AND CAN HANDLE THE BALL >> HE AND JOINTER BOTH VERY STRONG THREE-BALL OUT OF THE CORNER, AND YOUNG AGAIN THAT IS THEIR FIFTH TREY OF THE NIGHT THEY’VE DOUBLED UP WESTERN, 30-15 EMERSON FOULED ON THE FLOOR I DON’T THINK IT’S A SHOOTING FOUL FALKER WITH HIS FIRST THAT’S FIVE TEAM FOULS ON S.I.U BY THE WAY, THIS YOUNG MAN, RANDAL FALKER, BE CAREFUL ABOUT HIM HE’S A COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER HE MAY BE AFTER US >> HE MAY BE AFTER OUR JOB, YOU’RE RIGHT MAY TAKE IT BEFORE THE NIGHT’S OVER >> S.I.U.’S BENCH HAS HELPED THEM CONSIDERABLY HERE IN THE EARLY GOING THEY WILL GET BOYLE WITH TOO MUCH BODY AGAINST DANIEL EMERSON >> THEY WERE MIXING UP PRETTY GOOD INSIDE EMERSON AND BOYLE GET GOING AFTER IT PRETTY GOOD INSIDE >> THOSE TWO COULD BE THE UNDERCARD IN A TYSON-EVANDER HOLYFIELD MATCHUP >> GETTING AFTER IT GOOD INSIDE THAT’S FUN TO WATCH >> THOSE ARE DEFINITELY THE HEAVYWEIGHTS >> RIGHT THERE, THEY DON’T WANT LEE GETTING LOOKS >> WESTERN WITH A NEW 35 BRAZELTON, BOY, LEE WAS UP A MILE HE DIDN’T GET THE REBOUND, BUT TALK ABOUT GETTING UP ON THE TRAMPOLINE >> YOU CAN SEE EVANS HERE, A FRESHMAN FOR WESTERN, BUT DOESN’T HAVE THE BULK AND WEIGHT, LIKE SHAW THEY KEPT HIM FROM RUNNING >> I’LL SAY THIS, I HAVE NOT SEEN A CREW CALL THE PALMING IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, THIS HAS BEEN A POINT OF EMPHASIS, I’VE SEEN NO CREW TAKE IT THIS FAR >> THESE GUYS, BEST JOB SO FAR I THINK THAT’S THE FOURTH OR FIFTH CALL THEY’VE CALLED SO FAR, PALMING THE BASKETBALL >> MISSOURI VALLEY CREW IN HERE TONIGHT CALLIER JUST CHECKED INTO THE GAME WE’VE GOT A LOOSE BALL WHEN YOU HIT THE FLOOR, BEWARE IT’S S.I.U.’S BALL ON THE ALTERNATING POSSESSION >> YEAH, BUT YOU CAN SEE HE’S NOT READY FOR THIS KIND OF HEAT TONIGHT HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO BE TOUGH-MINDED WITH THE BASKETBALL THEY’RE KNOCKING HIM LOOSE, KNOCKING THE BALL LOOSE GOT TO HAVE PHYSICAL STRENGTH THAT’S WHAT STRENGTH WILL GIVE YOU WHEN YOU HAVE IT INSIDE THEY’LL HAVE IT OVER HIM TONIGHT >> THIS IS A WEIGHT ROOM KIND OF GAME >> NO DOUBT ABOUT IT >> S.I.U. HAS LED FROM THE VERY BEGINNING THAT FOUL WILL GO ON EVANS

IT’S HIS SECOND THAT IS SIX TEAM FOULS AGAIN WESTERN >> YOU CAN’T COACH SIZE AND STRENGTH THAT’S SOMETHING GOD BLESSED YOU WITH THAT WILL COME IN DUE TIME, BUT, YOU KNOW, IT’S GOING TO TAKE TIME FOR HIM TO GET THAT PHYSICAL STRENGTH TO BE ABLE TO COMPETE AGAINST A SHAW, BOYLE OR FALKER IN A GAME LIKE THIS >> BORIS SIAKAM INTO THE GAME WESTERN KENTUCKY WILL PLAY A LOT OF FOLKS YOU HOPE DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COULD STAY CLOSE ENOUGH THAT COULD BECOME A BIG ADVANTAGE NEARLY A STEAL BY LEE, LEAVING TATUM OPEN THEN TATUM THREW IT OUT OF BOUNDS CLEMMONS WAS RUNNING TOWARD THE BUCKET YOU COULD SEE HIM SAYING “LET IT FLY, I’LL GET THE REBOUND.” >> HE WAS TELLING HIM TO SHOOT THE BALL “IF YOU MISS IT, I’LL TIP IT IN.” HE WAS CORRECT RIGHT THERE, HE WAS WIDE OPEN, TRYING TO MAKE AN UNSELFISH PLAY RIGHT THERE AGAIN, THINGS LIKE THAT HAPPEN >> TONY CLEMMONS — EXCUSE ME CHRIS LOWERY, THE COACH AT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, A COLLEGE TEAMMATE OF HOWARD CANING FROM INDIANA I DIDN’T KNOW THAT UNTIL EARLIER TODAY THERE’S COURTNEY LEE, HIS SECOND FIELD GOAL THEY WILL HAVE TO GET HIM GOING TO GET BACK IN THIS GAME >> THAT WAS A GREAT HIGH SCHOOL TEAM, YOU’RE RIGHT WE PLAYED THEM IN 1992, NCAA TOURNAMENT HE WAS A FINE PLAYER HE GOT 19 AGAINST US VERY FORTUNATE TO BEAT HIM BUT HE HAD A BIG NIGHT AGAINST US >> HE HAD A BIG NIGHT AGAINST A LOT OF FOLKS >> YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT, A FINE BASKETBALL PLAYER DURING HIS DAY >> TATUM, BOY, THAT ONE WAS WAY TOO STRONG SHAW GOT THE REBOUND YOUNG GOT THE THREE >> YOUNG IS LIGHTING IT UP TONIGHT COACH’S SAYING “I HOPE TO SEE HIM GET ON TRACK,” AND TONIGHT HE’S GETTING ON TRACK HE’S A GUY CAPABLE OF PUTTING 20-PLUS ON THE BOARD HE’LL HAVE 20 IN THE FIRST HALF >> THEY CAME IN, S.I.U. DID, AS A 37% THREE-POINT SHOOTING TEAM, BUT TONIGHT THEIR SIX TREYS HAVE IGNITED THIS BIG LEE TIME-OUT WITH 3:37 S.I.U. ON THE ROAD, A 16-POINT LEAD >> THE STUDENT CROWD WISHING FOR MORE OFFENSE EARLY SOUTHERN ILLINOIS HAS SURPRISED ME, CLEM, WITH THEIR THREE-POINT SHOOTING 6-11 IN THE TREY CATEGORY AND WESTERN COUNTERS HERE WITH COURTNEY LEE >> ONLY ONE THREE-POINTER THEY’VE MADE ALL NIGHT, MAYBE TWO-POINTERS THEY’VE MADE ALL NIGHT, OR WHATEVER, BUT NOT SHOOTING THE BALL LIKE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS THEY’RE LIGHTING IT UP, 6-11, AND SHOOTING FROM THE FIELD 65% OVERALL SO, YOU KNOW, THEY’RE ON FIRE AGAIN, THEY’RE JUST MAKING SHOTS I WAS TALKING TO THE COACH BEFORE THE GAME TONY YOUNG, HE’S A YOUNG MAN, READY TO BREAK LOOSE I CAN SEE RIGHT NOW, BOY, TONIGHT OF ALL NIGHTS HE’S BREAKING LOOSE, GETTING SOME SHOTS TONIGHT HE REALLY IS OPENING UP THINGS TONIGHT >> BOY, IT DOES — IT DOES HAVE ITS ADVANTAGES WHEN YOU’VE BEEN A COACH HERE THEY HAD A CEREMONY A FEW MINUTES AGO WHERE THEY HAD SOME ATHLETES THROWING GIFTS INTO THE CROWD AND GARY CARVER, 20 YEARS LATER, TRYING TO BROWN-NOSE CLEM HASKINS, WHO IN ABSOLUTE BROADCAST, YOU KNOW, 101, ACCEPTED THE FREEBIE >> THAT’S RIGHT THAT’S MY MAN, GARY CARVER WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN HERE HE BOUGHT ME A LITTLE PRESENT BY I APPRECIATE THAT, GARY [LAUGHTER] >> WHEN WE RESUME PLAY, TIE RENE BRAZELTON MISSES THE FREE THROW, WHICH WAS NOT AS FUNNY AS WHAT I SAW A MINUTE AGO >> COLD HERE, 17 TO 33 HERE HILLTOPPERS GOT TO SETTLE DOWN AND MAKE SOME SHOTS >> HERE’S A CRITICAL 3 1/2 MINUTES YOU WANT TO TRY TO GET THIS LEAD DOWN NEAR 10 BEFORE THE HARASSMENT OH, GREAT DEEP SIDE HELP BY CALLIER ON WHAT LOOKED LIKE A GIMME FOR BOYLE >> OH, GREAT STEAL HERE BY LEE, BUT KEPT OUT OF BOUNDS THEY CALL HIM OUT OF BOUNDS THE HILLTOPPERS GOT TO GET BACK IN THE GAME, PRESSURE DEFENSE, FORCE TURNOVERS, AND GO DOWN AND CONVERT, TAKE GOOD HIGH-PERCENTAGE SHOTS TO GET BACK IN THE GAME LIKE YOU SAID, CUT IT TO 2010 OR 12 BEFORE THE HALF >> DARRIN HORN WAS FURIOUS IF HE FELT LIKE LEE, IF HE STEPPED OUT OF BOUNDS, HAD SOME HELP IN GETTING THERE AND I THINK HE MAY WELL HAVE BEEN RIGHT >> HE COULD HAVE BEEN RIGHT THIS IS A PHYSICAL GAME HERE TONIGHT I TELL YOU WHAT, THEY’RE PUTTING BODIES ON PEOPLE TONIGHT THEY’RE MORE PHYSICAL THAN THE TOPPERS AT THE PRESENT TIME >> CLEMMONS IN THAT CORNER AND THE OFFICIAL SPOTTED AN OFFENSIVE FOUL

LET’S SEE WHO IT WAS ON I THINK IT’S 35, AND THAT’S BOYLE, AND HIS SECOND THAT’S EIGHT TEAM FOULS AGAINST S.I.U., BUT IT WILL NOT BE A SHOOTING FOUL BECAUSE IT’S A PLAYER CONTROL FOUL THIS IS A CRITICAL TWO MINUTES PLUS FOR THE HOME TEAM THEY NEED TO CUT INTO THIS 16-POINT GAP HIGH SCREEN BOY, LOOK AT THE BALL HANDLING BY S.I.U THEY’RE IMPRESSIVE ON DEFENSE >> THEY GET PART OF THE BALL, PART OF THE HAND OCCASIONALLY WHEN YOU’VE BEEN AGGRESSIVE LIKE THAT, OFFICIALS HAVE A TENDENCY TO LET YOU PLAY >> CLEM, HERE’S WHERE BRAZELTON AND THE ENTIRE OFFENSE HAS TO UNDERSTAND, THERE’S ONLY NINE ON THE SHOT CLOCK SO WHATEVER THEY DO, THEY’VE GOT TO DO IT IN A HURRY >> THEY’VE GOT TO DO IT QUICKLY AND GET A GOOD SHOT OFF RIGHT AWAY, YOU’RE RIGHT >> IT’S DOWN TO FIVE BRAZELTON LETS FLY AND HITS THAT IS A BIG-TIME THREE RIGHT THERE >> HE HAD A BIG-TIME THREE WITH A MAN IN HIS FACE HERE JUMPING AND HITTING A BIG THREE WITH A MAN IN HIS FACE >> CALLIER ALL OVER TATUM THERE I DON’T MEAN THAT IN A FOULING SENSE, I MEAN THAT IN A BALL-HAWKING SENSE >> NICE STEAL HERE >> AND LEE GOT FOULED >> GOT FOULED HARD THAT TIME THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO YOU DON’T WANT TO HURT A YOUNG MAN, BUT DON’T WANT TO GIVE UP A LAY-UP THAT’S WHAT STRENGTH IS ALL ABOUT LEE GOES TO THE BASKET AND GETS FOULED GOT GRABBED ON THE ARM, BUT DON’T GET HURT, BECAUSE OF HIS GREAT PHYSICAL STRENGTH THAT WAS A HARD FOUL, THEY SAY, BUT CLEAN >> IT’S TONY YOUNG HITS HIS SECOND EVEN THOUGH COURTNEY LEE HAS NOT HAD A HUGE NIGHT OFFENSIVELY, THAT BEING HIS FIFTH POINT RIGHT THERE CLEM, I’M VERY IMPRESSED HE’S STEPPED INTO THE PASSING LANE ABOUT FIVE DIFFERENT TIMES TONIGHT >> VALUABLE ON DEFENSE, SOME NIGHTS MORE HASN’T SCORED A LOT OF OPINIONS, BUT SO VALUABLE ON — HASN’T SCORED A LOT OF OPINIONS, BUT SO VALUABLE ON THE DEFENSE >> WESTERN WITH FIVE IN A ROW TO GET BACK WITHIN 11 THAT BRINGS THE CROWD BACK IN THE FINAL 1:40 >> I’VE ALSO BEEN IMPRESSED WITH CALLIER DIDN’T START THE BASKETBALL GAME, BUT OFF THE BENCH TONIGHT AND BROUGHT GREAT PRESSURE BEING OVER THERE, DOUBLING THE BASKETBALL THERE THAT’S A FINE EXAMPLE OF MAKING HIS PRESENCE KNOWN ON DEFENSE >> THIS LAST MINUTE AND A HALF IS EXACTLY WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED ON WESTERN KENTUCKY’S SIDE THEY WERE DOWN 16 RIGHT NOW THE MARGIN IS 11 A BUCKET HERE COULD GET IT TO SINGLE DIGITS >> LIKE WE SAID, GET IT DOWN TO 10 OR 12 BEFORE THE HALF IS OVER, A GREAT HALF GREAT REBOUND BY CALLIER >> THAT’S WHAT YOU LOOK FOR >> YOU GET TO GET DOWN TO 8 TO 10 >> BOY, YOU REALIZE HOW QUICK IT CAN GO AWAY VERY GOOD TIME-OUT THERE BY CHRIS LOWERY WESTERN HAD GONE ON AND 8-0 RUN WITH THAT BRAZELTON THREE AND HE SAID, “HEY, I’M NOT GOING TO LET ALL 16 GET AWAY FROM US.” >> THIS GUY HERE IN THE LAST FOUR MINUTES OF THE FIRST HALF, MOST VALUABLE PLAYER ON THE COURT HAS BEEN CALLIER CALLIER NOT SCORED A POINT, BUT HIS DEFENSE PRESENCE ALONE HAS GOT WESTERN BACK IN THE BALLGAME HERE, PUTTING PRESSURE ON THE BASKETBALL, DOUBLING THE BASKETBALL, GETTING THE BIG REBOUND THERE, AND COMING UP WITH A REBOUND, LED TO AN ASSIST, AND FOR A BUCKET HE’S BEEN THE GUY THAT’S TURNED THE BALLGAME AROUND HERE NOT SCORED A POINT THAT’S WHAT PLAYERS MUST UNDERSTAND NOT ONLY OFFENSE EVERY NIGHT, BUT YOUR DEFENSE CALLIER HAS BEEN THE GUY THAT’S GOT WESTERN BACK IN THE BALLGAME GAME THEY’VE NOT SCORED A POINT IN THE LAST THREE MINUTES >> THE CROWD REALLY GETTING INTO THIS >> AND THE CROWD HERE HAS BEEN FANTASTIC LIKE YOU SAY, WE HAVE A FULL HOUSE AT WESTERN TONIGHT THE CROWD HAS BEEN FANTASTIC >> AND BRAZELTON HAS BEEN EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS SOME PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME HE WAS THIS IS NOW A BIG TRIP FOR S.I.U., BECAUSE WESTERN HAS RUN OFF EIGHT IN A ROW TO REALLY FEEL PRETTY GOOD GOING INTO THE HALF THEY’RE DOWN EIGHT, BUT IT COULD BE A WHOLE BUNCH WORSE >> IT COULD BE WORSE THAN THAT, LIKE YOU SAY, BUT I TELL YOU WHAT IT’S BEEN CALLIER ALSO BRAZELTON HAS BEEN A GUY THAT —

>> AND SIAKAM LAYS IT >> SIAKAM OFF THE BENCH HAS BEEN VERY VALUABLE TO THEM THOSE THREE GUYS HAVE FORCED THE OFFENSE CALLIER HAS BEEN A DIFFERENCE IN THE LAST THREE OR FOUR MINUTES IN THE HALF >> YOU SEE CHRIS LOWERY IN THE BACKGROUND HE’S DISGUSTED HIS TEAM WAS UP 16, AND A LOT OF IT HAS GONE AWAY >> BECAUSE OF THE GREAT PRESSURE DEFENSE BY WESTERN DEFENSE HAS BEEN THE KEY HERE THEY’LL DOUBLE THE BALL HERE DOUBLE THE HIGH SCREEN HERE, DRIVING THE HOLE, SHOOTS IT OFF THE GLASS HE MISSES, BUT NICE JOB OF CALLIER TO GET THE REBOUND >> AND EMERSON GETS THE REBOUND EVEN THOUGH SOUTHERN ILLINOIS LEADS AT THE HALF, AS WESTERN GOES OFF THE FLOOR, THEY FEEL LIKE THE TEAM IN COMMAND >> FEEL LIKE A TEAM IN COMMAND, BECAUSE OF THE MOMENTUM SWITCH THERE IN THE LAST FOUR TO FIVE MINUTES IN THE FIRST HALF LIKE I SAID, CALLIER AND SIAKAM CAME OFF THE BENCH AND TURNED THIS GAME AROUND >> I’M TELLING YOU, WE’RE IN FOR A GREAT SECOND HALF OF BASKETBALL HERE AT THE INTERMISSION, S.I.U THE SIX-POINT >> WE’RE BACK HERE IN BOWLING GREEN AT HALFTIME WESTERN KENTUCKY A 10-0 RUN TO CLOSE THE HALF THEY HAD BEEN DOWN 16 FOR ONE OF THE FEW TIMES I ACTUALLY GOT ONE RIGHT AT THE THREE-MINUTE MARK I MADE THE COMMENT THAT WESTERN NEEDED TO TRY TO FIND A WAY TO GET THIS THING BACK NEAR DOUBLE DIGITS, AROUND 10 OR 9 THEY WERE ABLE TO CUT IT WITHIN SIX THIS YOUNG MAN, THE FRESHMAN, TYRONE BRAZELTON, BOY, HE SHOWED UP BIG A PAIR OF THREES LATE EIGHT IN THE FIRST HALF AND WHAT WAS A TOUGH WORKING MARGIN IS NOW DOWN TO SIX AS THEY GO TO THE LOCKER ROOM, WESTERN FELT LIKE THE TEAM IN CONTROL WHEN WE COME BACK, WE WILL MEET THE PRESIDENT AT WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY THIS IS >> CLEM, LET’S TAKE A QUICK LOOK AT THE FIRST HALF STATS SOUTHERN ILLINOIS IS UP SIX THEY SHOT THE BALL WELL EARLY, BUT THE 10-0 RUN REALLY CHANGED THINGS >> REALLY CHANGED THINGS WESTERN REALLY, PRESSURE DEFENSE HAS CAUSED THE TURNOVERS, GOT THEM BACK IN THE BASKETBALL GAME YOU KNOW, THREE OR FOUR GUYS RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT YOU KNOW, CALLIER, SIAKAM CAME IN THE BASKETBALL GAME AND TURNED THING AND GOT WESTERN BACK IN THE GAME WITH THE PRESSURE DEFENSE >> TONY YOUNG, 12 POINTS, LEADING S.I.U COURTNEY LEE THE SIX THE OTHER WAY CLEM, I DON’T EXPECT ANYTHING DIFFERENT, JUST MORE OF THE SAME INTENSITY >> MORE OF THE SAME INTENSITY I TELL YOU WHAT, THE FANS ARE IN FOR A TREAT HERE I’M SURE THE SPECTATORS OUT THERE ARE WATCHING A GREAT GAME TONIGHT, BECAUSE BOTH ENDS OF THE COURT, THE TOPPERS, AS WELL AS THE SALUKIS, ARE GETTING AFTER EACH OTHER A FUN GAME TO WATCH >> IT IS FUN WITH THAT IN MIND, GET YOUR POPCORN, GET YOUR SOFT DRINK, AND GET READY, BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN >> IT’S FUN TO WATCH, I TELL YOU, BOTH GIN AGGRESSIVE THE OFFICIALS LETTING THEM PLAY >> 33-27 AT THE BREAK SECOND HALF WHEN WE COME BACK >> AS YOU CAN SEE, BOTH TEAMS HAVE RETURNED TO THE COURT FOR THE START OF THE SECOND HALF CLEM, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR WESTERN TO START THE SECOND HALF STRONG, AND KIND OF SEND THE MESSAGE THAT, HEY, WHAT YOU GOT TO END THE FIRST HALF, YOU’RE GOING TO GET A BIG DOSE OF IT SOME MORE IN THE SECOND HALF >> RIGHT START THE SECOND HALF THE WAY THEY FINISHED THE FIRST HALF, COME OUT THE SAME WAY, THEY’LL BE OK I TELL YOU WHAT, BE INTERESTING THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES TO SEE WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN >> BOTH TEAMS COME WITH THEIR ORIGINAL STARTING FIVE COURTNEY LEE HAD A BIG FIRST HALF ON THE DEFENSIVE END HAD FOUR OR FIVE STEALS REALLY DID A GOOD JOB IN THE PASSING LANE >> EXCELLENT JOB IN THE PASSING LANE CAME UP WITH SEVERAL STEALS, BUT KNOCKED A LOT OF BALLS LOOSE ALSO >> BRAZELTON MISSED THAT THREE AND THE REBOUND, FALKER WAS WAY UP THESE ARE TWO TEAMS THAT PLAY ABOVE THE RIM, AS YOU’VE ALREADY NOTICED THE INTENSITY HAS BEEN HUGE IT’S JUST BEEN A FUN GAME IF YOU’RE A COLLEGE BASKETBALL FAN THAT TIME BRAZELTON A LITTLE TOO MUCH >> YOU KNOW, HIS SIZE, INSIDE YOU HAVE FALKER AND GUYS LIKE SHAW, THEY’RE SO STRONG, ONCE THEY GET THE BALL, YOU KNOW, YOU DON’T KNOCK THEM LOOSE OFF THE BASKETBALL THEY’RE STRONG IN THE AIR, THEY SAY, AROUND THAT BASKET >> I WAS LOOKING A MINUTE AGO AT THE MATCHUP BETWEEN EMERSON AND SHAW THOSE ARE TWO BULLS GOING AT EACH OTHER THEY’RE STRONG A LOT OF DOUBLE-TEAMS THERE’S COURTNEY LEE AGAIN ONE-ON-ONE, HE WINS THE BATTLE >> AGAIN, IN THE PASSING LANE AGAIN HIS STRENGTH, NOT ONLY OFFENSE, BUT DEFENSIVELY HE’S MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS BASKETBALL GAME TONIGHT MORE VITAL ON THE DEFENSIVE END

THAN OFFENSE >> YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ABOUT THAT I’M SO IMPRESSED WITH HIS INSTINCTS TONIGHT HE’S READ PASSING LANES AS GOOD AS ANY PLAYER I’VE SEEN IN AWHILE BELIEVE ME, THAT GUY CHRIS LOWERY AND THAT GUY DARRIN HORN, BOTH KNOW IT >> THEY KNOW IT, THAT’S RIGHT, BECAUSE THAT TIME HE MADE A GREAT DEFENSIVE PLAY, KNOCKING THE BALL LOOSE HE DIDN’T COME UP WITH IT, BUT GOT IT OUT OF BOUNDS HE’S WORKING DEFENSE ON THE COURT >> HILLTOPPERS HAVE SCORED 12 IN A ROW TO GET BACK WITHIN FOUR THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED FOR THEM SHOT CLOCK IS DOWN TO 10 AND MULLINS TO THE FOUL LINE GOOD DISH SHAW THE EASY JAM MATT SHAW WITH SEVEN S.I.U.’S LEAD IS SIX BRAZELTON GOT BUMPED THAT TIME THE QUESTION, IS IT SHAW OR MULLINS? >> I THINK IT’S PROBABLY SHAW PUT A LITTLE BODY ON HIM >> SHAW’S FIRST OF THE NIGHT MATT SHAW, MENTIONED EARLIER, THEIR LEADING SCORER GOT A LITTLE STORY ON HIM HE APPARENTLY GAVE UP SOFT DRINKS HE SAW A FILM WHERE B.J ARMSTRONG OF THE BULLS ADMITTED THAT HE DID THAT, AND FELT BETTER FOR DOING IT SO SHAW DID THE SAME THING >> IS THAT RIGHT? >> YEAH >> I TELL YOU WHAT, THAT WAS A NICE PLAY THERE CAME OFF THE DOUBLE SCREEN THAT TIME FOR WESTERN BY LEE GREAT BASKETBALL PLAY >> COURTNEY IN DOUBLE FIGURES WITH 10 CLEMMONS INSIDE COUNT THE BUCKET MAKE IT FALKER AND A CHANCE AT A THREE-POINT PLAY >> ONCE THEY GET IT THAT LOW, HAVE TO COME WITH THE DOUBLE-TEAM HARD, BECAUSE THEY CAN’T HANDLE HIM HE’S TOO BIG AND STRONG INSIDE FOR EMERSON TO TRY TO STOP HIM FALKER TOO BIG AND STRONG HE’LL GET A SHOT OFF EVERY TIME >> AND EMERSON AT 6’8″, 230, NOT EXACTLY A FLY WEIGHT HIMSELF THERE ARE SOME BIG BODIES IN THERE TONIGHT I SAID IT EARLIER, CALLED IT A WEIGHT ROOM GAME IT LOOKS LIKE IT FALKER’S FREE THROW LOOKED LIKE HE’D BEEN IN THE WEIGHT ROOM MAYBE ONE REP TOO LONG THERE WESTERN DOWN SIX AT THE MOMENT >> YOU CAN SEE THEY’RE REALLY BODYING EACH OTHER TONIGHT THEY’RE NOT CALLING THE FOULS EITHER THEY’RE BUMPING QUITE A BIT >> NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS TONIGHT, WHAT A GREAT — I DON’T KNOW IF I’D CALL IT A TUNE-UP, BUT GREAT PREPARATION FOR CONFERENCE PLAY COURTNEY LEE, EATING UP HE ALREADY HAS 12 >> ISOLATED ON ONE SIDE, HE GOT A ONE-ON-ONE MOVE SHOT A 12-FOOT, 14-FOOT JUMP SHOT GREAT ONE-ON-ONE MOVE >> COACHING STAFF WANTED A DOUBLE DRIBBLE THEY MAY HAVE BEEN RIGHT THEY DIDN’T GET THE CALL THAT WAS A FOUL >> BUT IN THE BACKCOURT HE HAD TO CALL A DOUBLE DRIBBLE, BUT THEY MISSED THAT ONE THAT’S BASKETBALL >> NEW 35 FOR THE SALUKIS TATUM MISSED OFF TO THE RIGHT BUT THE REBOUND IS FALKER’S LEAVING MULLINS OPEN, HE MISSED THE THREE SOMEBODY BUMPED INSIDE IT’S ON WESTERN OF THE >> JOINTER REALIZED AT THAT TIME THAT HE WAS A MATCH FOR FALKER, SO HE GOT INSIDE THERE AND PUSHED HIM HERE STARTING TO GET POSITION EARLY, WHICH IS A GOOD FOUL IF NOT THAT, HE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN THE BUCKET, OFFENSIVE REBOUND AND THE PUT-BACK >> PROBLEM IS IT’S FOUR TEAM FOULS AGAINST WESTERN IN THE FIRST THREE MINUTES OF THE HALF AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND IMPROVED FREE-THROW SHOOTING TEAM COMES IN TO TONIGHT AT 74%, WHICH IS VERY GOOD WESTERN NOT BAD EITHER AT 71% LONG THREE DRILLED TONY YOUNG >> HE’S HEATING UP AGAIN THIS HALF HE MISSED ONE THE FIRST HALF STARTING OFF THE SECOND HALF THE SAME WAY REALLY SHOOTING THE BASKETBALL EXTREMELY WELL TONIGHT ANOTHER BIG THREE >> THEIR SEVENTH TREY, AND THEIR LEAD IS BACK UP TO SEVEN BRAZELTON TO LEE, WHO’S HAD THE HOT HAND BRAZELTON, BOY, LOOK HOW QUICK HE IS COULDN’T FINISH SHAW REBOUNDS FOR S.I.U FIRST FOUR MINUTES OF THE SECOND HALF, KIND OF A STALEMATE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS HAS INCREASED

THEIR LEAD BY ONE POINT FALKER TAKES JOINTER INSIDE HE JUST GOT WAY TOO GOOD A POSITION >> TOO DEEP, AND TOO BIG AND STRONG, YOU KNOW ONLY SO MUCH A 6’2″ GUY CAN DO WITH A 6’8″ GUY IN THERE AT LEAST YOU’RE GOING TO GET A GOOD SHOT OFF MOST OF THE TIME HE’LL PROBABLY MAKE IT >> LEAD BACK UP TO NINE BIG TRIP FOR WESTERN KENTUCKY BRAZELTON ALMOST STEPPED ON THE MID COURT LINE LEE FROM 15, AGAIN! HE’S ON FIRE 14, AND EIGHT OF THOSE IF THE FIRST 4 1/2 MINUTES OF THE SECOND HALF >> ONCE YOU GET ISOLATED, ONE-ON-ONE SITUATION LIKE THAT, NOTHING YOU CAN DO TOO BIG AND STRONG HE CAN GET THE SHOT OFF JUST A MATTER OF HIM HAVING A HOT NIGHT >> BRAZELTON, HIS THIRD FOUL, WHICH MAY BE A FACTOR WHEN WE COME BACK, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS LEADS IT BY S >> WELL, THAT’S DEFINITELY THE YOUNG CREW HERE AT DIDDLE ARENA MORE THAN 7,000 IN HERE TONIGHT THEY’VE SEEN A LOT OF THIS A LOT OF COURTNEY LEE GETTING INTO THE PASSING LANES CLEM, I’M SO IMPRESSED WITH WHAT HE’S DOING ON THE DEFENSIVE END >> I TELL YOU WHAT, LIKE I SAY, MORE VALUABLE TO THE TEAM TONIGHT ON THE DEFENSIVE END 14 POINTS, THOUGH, FAR, BEEN ON FIRE THE LAST FEW MINUTES, BUT BEEN SQUINT DEFENSIVELY ON THE COURT >> SO IT’S S.I.U.’S BALL AS WE RESUME PLAY THEIR LEAD IS SEVEN THEY’VE NEVER TRAILED IN THIS GAME THEY WERE UP 16 WITH THREE MINUTES LEFT IN THE FIRST HALF, AND WESTERN KENTUCKY RALLIED, SCORED THE FINAL 10 OF THE FIRST HALF TO GET IT INTO A WORKING MARGIN YOUNG WITH THE SHOT CLOCK GETTING CLOSE TO 10 THERE YOU SEE IT IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER OF YOUR SCREEN MULLINS IN TROUBLE DESPERATION FORTUNATE TO GET THE BALL BACK >> LIKE YOU SAY, WESTERN FORTUNATE TO GET THAT BACK, OUT OF BOUNDS ON S.I.U >> THIS IS SUCH A TREAT TO WATCH THESE TWO TEAMS AND THEIR WORK ETHIC FROM HERE AT COURTSIDE, IT IS REALLY INTENSE >> IT’S INTENSE I TELL YOU, CAN’T SEE THE COACHES WORKING, BUT THE COACHES WORKING JUST AS HARD AS THE PLAYERS IT’S FUN TO WATCH THEM, TOO >> I SAID IT EARLIER, FEELS LIKE A LATE FEBRUARY/EARLY MARCH KIND OF GAME MENDEZ-VALDEZ BURIES THE THREE! MAKE IT A TWO PUT ON THE LINE — FOOT ON THE LINE HIS SECOND FIELD GOAL THE LEAD FOR S.I.U. IS DOWN TO FIVE >> THAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN WESTERN GOING TO GET GREAT PLAYS AGAIN, THAT’S COURTNEY LEE ON THE DEFENSIVE END, COMING UP WITH A BIG STEAL FOR THE TOPPERS >> WHAT HASN’T HE DONE ON THE DEFENSIVE END? HE’S BEEN TERRIFIC COURTNEY GETS INTO THE LANE GOOD FEED, MARESCA SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN THAT TO GO DOWN >> WHAT A GREAT PASS, GREAT DRIVE UNFORTUNATELY DIDN’T GET IT HIGH ENOUGH ON THE GLASS >> BOY, THAT IS FRUSTRATING BUT WHAT PENETRATION AND AN EVEN BETTER DISH >> LIKE I SAY, HE’S AN UNSELFISH PLAYER HE MADE THE RIGHT PASS >> S.I.U. RUNNING THE SHOT CLOCK DOWN INSIDE OF 10 NOW VIRTUALLY ON EVERY POSSESSION INSIDE POSITION LOOK OUT BELOW FALKER ALMOST GOT DECAPITATED BY BENSON CALLIER >> CALLIER, HE’S PLAYED A LOT OF MINUTES TONIGHT HE’S BEEN A STARTER HERE COMING OVER TO GIVE THEM HELP GETS AIRBORNE HERE GOOD HE DIDN’T HURT HIMSELF, BUT AGAIN HE’S COMING OVER TO HELP AND PLAYED HARD AND MADE A DIFFERENCE ON DEFENSE IN THE COURT ALSO >> CLEM, LET’S POINT THAT OUT, THAT’S THE SIXTH TEAM FOUL AGAINST WESTERN KENTUCKY HERE IN THE SECOND HALF COMPARED TO ONLY ONE FOR S.I.U YOU DON’T THINK DARRIN MAY KIND OF REMIND THE OFFICIALS OF THAT, DO YOU? >> I’M SURE HE WILL, BUT THE TOPPERS HAVE MADE SOME FOULS TONIGHT CAN’T BLAME THE OFFICIALS ON THAT THEY’VE BEEN AGGRESSIVE AND COMMITTED A FEW FOULS AGAIN, THAT’S JUST HARD AGGRESSIVE BASKETBALL BY THE TOPPERS >> TATUM OUT OF THE CORNER, VERY QUICK SHOT ON THE INBOUND LEE FOR THREE BOY, HOW TOUGH IS THAT? >> DOWN IN THE BUCKET JUST POPPED OUT ON HIM JUST MISSED IT >> THAT DOES NOT SEEM FAIR CHRIS LOWERY WILL TAKE A TIME-OUT WE’LL KEEP IT RIGHT HERE HE OBVIOUSLY DIDN’T LIKE THE FEEL OF WHERE IT WAS GOING

I TELL YOU WHAT, I’M IMPRESSED WITH THIS GUY I’M IMPRESSED WITH BOTH OF THESE COACHES LOWERY, 34 YEARS OLD FOURTH YEAR, THE FIRST THREE HE’S GOTTEN THEM TO THE DANCE >> GOT THEM TO THE DANCE I TELL YOU WHAT, HE’S DOING A WONDERFUL JOB LIKE I SAY, YOU’RE LOOKING AT TWO YOUNG COACHES, COACHING AT S.I.U. AND THE TOPPERS THEY’VE GOT 30-PLUS YEARS AHEAD OF THEM, WIN A LOT OF BASKETBALL GAMES AND A LOT OF CHAMPIONSHIPS YOU’RE LOOKING AT TWO EXCELLENT YOUNG COACHES IN THE FUTURE >> THEY’LL BOTH GET PHONE CALLS SOME DAY FROM THE BIG GUYS >> YOU KNOW, THAT’S TRUE THIS IS AN EXCELLENT PROGRAM AT WESTERN, EXCELLENT PROGRAM AT S.I.U SOONER OR LATER, THEY KNOCK ON THE DOOR YOU HATE TO SEE IT HAPPEN, BECAUSE IT HURTS YOUR PROGRAM, BUT THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT >> CLEM, LET ME ASK YOU THIS AS YOU LOOK AT THE TIME-OUTS AND THE FOULS, WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE MISSOURI VALLEY? IT USED TO BE A MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, NOT ALL THAT IMPRESSIVE A BASKETBALL CONFERENCE, AND IN THE LAST TWO OR THREE YEARS THE MISSOURI STATES THESE GUYS, WICHITA STATE, WHAT HAS GONE IN THAT LEAGUE? >> WELL, I THINK THEY’VE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY OUTSIDE OF THEIR CONFERENCE, SOME TOUGH SCHEDULES, SOME PEOPLE TO GET SOME TV EXPOSURE, SO PEOPLE KNOW, HEY, THEY’RE PLAYING — THEY’VE GOT A TOUGH KNKS, PLAYING A GREAT SCHEDULE, AND THEY’RE FINE INSTITUTIONS, GREAT TEAMS WITHIN THAT CONFERENCE, AND VERY DESERVING OF POSTSEASON PLAY LAST YEAR THEY HAD FOUR TEAMS AT ONE TIME TALKING ABOUT SIX TEAMS IN THE POSTSEASON PLAY THEY WON A LOT OF GAMES I THINK THEY HAD THREE TEAMS, MAYBE TWO OR THREE OF THOSE TEAMS GOT IN THE SWEET 16 THEY WERE WORTHY OF GETTING IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT THIS YEAR THE SAME THING WILL HAPPEN AGAIN THIS TEAM WILL BE IN POSTSEASON PLAY >> MENTIONING THESE TWO VERY GOOD COACHES HERE ANOTHER ONE OUT OF THE MISSOURI VALLEY THAT’S GOING TO GET A LOT OF ATTENTION IN THE COMING YEARS IS TURGEON AT WICHITA STATE >> TEAM’S A TOP 20 PERHAPS A TOP FIVE, TOP 10 TEAM IN THE COUNTRY >> BACK TO THIS S.I.U. UP FIVE AND THE SHOT CLOCK’S DOWN TO 15 THAT HAS NOT BOTHERED THEM A LOT TONIGHT THEY’VE BEEN WILLING TO MILK THE SHOT CLOCK THAT THREE BY YOUNG GETS A BACKSIDE REBOUND FROM COURTNEY LEE >> WESTERN CAME OUT THAT TIME AND SHOWED THEM A ZONE SOMETHING DIFFERENT >> YOU CAN SEE AS THE GAME’S GOING ON, CLEM, COURTNEY GETTING MORE AND MORE AGGRESSIVE ON THE OFFENSIVE END >> HE’S MAKING THINGS HAPPEN NEEDS TO BE MORE OFFENSIVE-MINDED, BECAUSE HE HAS A HOT HAND HE’S LOOKING TO PENETRATE, NOT ONLY SHOOT THE BASKETBALL, BUT MAKE PLAYS FOR HIS TEAMMATE, WHICH IS VERY UNSELFISH ON HIS PART >> THEY EVEN IT UP A LITTLE BIT NOW THIRD CALL AND THIRD FOUL AGAINST HIM NOW IT’S, WHAT, SIX AGAINST THREE IN THE FOUL SITUATION >> CROWD WAS LOOKING AT THAT TEAM FOUL CHART AS WELL, BECAUSE THEY KIND OF GAVE THE OFFICIALS A SARCASTIC ROUND OF APPLAUSE WHEN A FOUL DID GET CALLED >> YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE BALL TO THE BASKET A GOOD SMART TEAM DOESN’T FOUL JUMP SHEERTS YOU GOT DRIVE THE BALL TO THE HOLE THEY WERE DRIVING THE BALL TO THE BASKET >> LEE BEING GUARDED GOT A HIGH SCREEN OH, WHAT A MOVE FROM 15 HE DIDN’T GET IT TO FALL OFFENSIVE REBOUND, AND SIAKAM WILL HEAD TO THE LINE CLEM, WHAT A MOVE BY COURTNEY LEE TO SPLIT THE DOUBLE-TEAM >> HE DID A WONDERFUL JOB, IF WE CAN GET A HIGHLIGHT TO SEE THIS RIGHT HERE HE SPLIT THOSE TWO GUYS THAT’S A BIG-TIME MOVE SIAKAM GETS THE OFFENSIVE GLASS, GETS A PUT-BACK, BUT GETS FOULED >> BORIS NOW 2-3 FOR THE YEAR FROM THE FREE-THROW LINE LET’S JUST SAY IT, IN THE OPEN WE MADE THE COMMENT THAT EVERY POSSESSION WAS GOING TO BE CRITICAL WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT, FOR A CHANGE WE GOT ONE >> GOT ONE RIGHT I TELL YOU WHAT, YOU CALLED IT STARTING OUT IT’S GOING TO BE DOWN TO THE WIRE LAST POSSESSION OF THE BASKETBALL WILL PROBABLY WIN IT, BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO BE A HARD-FOUGHT BALLGAME FOR THE FULL 40 MINUTES >> THE CLOSEST WESTERN HAS BEEN SINCE VERY EARLY IN THE FIRST HALF BOYLE, MOVES THE PIVOT FOOT HE KEPT TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO WORM HIS WAY TO THE BUCKET, BUT HE MOVES THE PIVOT FOOT TIME-OUT WITH 11:50 TO PLAY FOUR-POINT LEAD IT IS GETTING TOUGH AN >> CLOSE BALLGAME IN BOWING GREEN, KENTUCKY COACH, WE’LL SEE ONE OF THESE DOUBLE-TEAMS WE’VE BEEN LOOKING AT ALL NIGHT LONG TALK TO ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT BOTH OF THESE TEAMS ARE DOING >> FIRST OF ALL, WHEN THE BALL LOW POST LIKE THAT, THESE TWO GUYS ARE SO BIG AND STRONG,

FALKER AND BOYLE, YOU GOT TO DOUBLE-TEAM THEM HARD JOINTER ONLY 6’1″, 6’2″, CAN’T STOP A BIG GUY WESTERN CLAMPED DOWN HARD THAT TIME AND BROUGHT THE DOUBLE-TEAM AND CAUSED A TURNOVER IN THAT SITUATION THAT WAS A KEY THERE, NOT GETTING A SHOT DOUBLE-TEAM DOUBLED THE BALL HARD THAT TIME AND KIND OF BOXED THEM IN AND TRAPPED THEM ON THE BASELINE >> WHAT SHOCKED ME, I LOOKED AT THE STAT SHEET A MINUTE AGO WESTERN AT ABOUT 53% FROM THE FIELD FOR THE GAME S.I.U. RIGHT AT 50% YET THE DEFENSE HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING >> BOTH DEFENSES HAVE BEEN TREMENDOUS TONIGHT I’M IMPRESSED WITH SHOOTING, LIKE YOU SAY, BOTH TEAMS HAVE SHOT THE BALL EXTREMELY WELL, DE HIGH-PERCENTAGE SHOTS TONIGHT >> HAND-CHECK >> SEE, LOOK AT THAT HOLY COW, TO BE DOWN 20 ON THE BOARDS AND ONLY DOWN FOUR FOR THE GAME >> YOU KNOW, THE TOPPERS HAVE PLAYED HARD TONIGHT THE KEY IS THE DEFENSE IN THE COURT THEY’VE DONE AN EXCELLENT JUROR OF BEING CONSISTENT HERE IT GOT THEM BACK IN THE GAME DOUBLE ON TOP FOR LEE, AND HE GS IT OVER TO CALLIER AND HE PULLS UP FOR THE JUMPER FINALLY MISSED ONE, BUT FIRST SHOT OF THE NIGHT >> I’M IMPRESSED WITH SHAW HE’S A LOAD INSIDE MATT SHAW, ABOUT 6’7″ SHOWS S.I.U. OVER BOTH — CHOSE S.I.U. OVER BOTH STANFORD AND ST. LOUIS THAT TIME, JUST ABOUT THE TIME I BRAGGED ON HIM, HE SHUFFLED THE PIVOT FOOT >> THAT’S THE FIRST MISTAKE HE’S MADE ALL NIGHT HE’S PLAYED A SOLID BASKETBALL BEEN VERY SCWINT, LIKE YOU SAY, MATED SHOTS — MADE SHOTS, BLOCKED SHOTS HE’S BEEN A HEADY PLAYER TONIGHT FOR S.I.U HE’S DONE A WONDERFUL JOB FOR THEM >> FOR ALL THIS PRAISE FOR SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, THE FACT OF IT IS WESTERN IS WITHIN FOUR YOU REALLY GET THE FEELING, CLEM, THAT THE MO IS KIND OF ON THEIR SIDE >> JUST NEED TO GET ONE OR TWO SHOTS HERE, AND THIS GAME WILL SWITCH OVER TO THE TOPPERS’ SIDE THEY’VE PLAYED SQUINT BASKETBALL HAVEN’T PANICKED — CONSISTENT BASKETBALL HAVEN’T PANICKED YET >> LEE MADE A GREAT PLAY TO GET THE SAVE ROGERS, THERE’S THE THREE NOT THIS TIME BACKSIDE REBOUND COURTNEY AND A NEW 35 BRAZELTON PENETRATES LEE FOR THREE BOY, THAT’S A TOUGH TRIP RIGHT THERE TWO PRETTY GOOD LOOKS >> TWO REAL GOOD LOOKS AT THE BASKET COULDN’T GET IT TO FALL, BUT THEY’RE COMPETING >> CLEMMONS THE OTHER WAY, AND A CHANCE AT A THREE-POINT PLAY >> THAT’S WHAT BREAKS YOUR HEART YOU KNOW, YOU GET DOWN, GET TWO LOOK LOOKS, DON’T MAKE IT NOW A CHANCE TO GO TO THE FREE-THROW LINE FOR A THREE-POINT PLAY >> WESLEY CLEMMONS WITH THE BUCKET THE FOUL IS AGAINST BRAZELTON BOY, THAT IS — THAT IS HIS FOURTH AND SO A.J. SLAUGHTER IS GOING TO HAVE TO PLAY SOME SIGNIFICANT MINUTES AND NOT THAT HE CAN’T, BECAUSE HE PLAYED REALLY WELL IN THE FIRST HALF >> I TELL YOU WHAT, HE TURNED THE GAME AROUND IN THE FIRST HALF I DON’T THINK THEY’LL MISS A BEAT WITH HIM BEING IN THE BASKETBALL DAME AS A MATTER OF FACT, MIGHT BE I PLUS FOR THEM >> WE APPROACH THE MIDWAY MARK OF THE SECOND HALF TWO TEAMS THAT ARE AT THE TOP OF THEIR RESPECTIVE CONFERENCES WESTERN AT 8-1 IN THE SUNBELT S.I.U. 6-1 OUT OF THE MISSOURI VALLEY LEE, ALMOST GOT HIS HEAD TAKEN OFF HE’LL GET A PAIR AT THE LINE >> YEAH THAT’S A HARD DRIVE ON HIS PART YOUNG MAN GOT THE FOUL YOU’RE NOT GOING TO SHOT OFF HERE PULLED HIM DOWN THAT’S ONE OF THOSE HARD FOULS, BUT CLEAN THAT’S JUST BASKETBALL >> FALKER WITH HIS THIRD FOUL TAKE A LOOK IT’S DANGEROUS WHEN YOU GET IN THERE >> HE’S OUT OF CONTROL, AND HE HIT HIM HARD, BUT, AGAIN, HE WENT FOR THE BASKETBALL JUST ON THE ARM >> COURTNEY, HIS 15TH POINT >> HERE’S A GUY THAT’S DONE A LOT OF DAMAGE TONIGHT YOUNG IS COMING BACK IN THE BASKETBALL GAME FOR S.I.U HE’S REALLY HURT THE TOPPERS WITH HIS OUTSIDE SHOOTING >> COURTNEY LEE LEADS ALL SCORERS IN THIS GAME HE SCORED 10 SINCE HALFTIME AND AGAIN IT’S A FOUR-POINT LEAD >> YOU KNOW, YOUNG MAN, SPEAKING OF YOUNG, 5 OUT OF 6 ON THREES THEY HAVE TO DO A JOB OF NOT GIVING HIM AN OPEN LOOK IN THIS BASKETBALL GAME >> FULL COURT PRERCHLT AND THEN IT KIND OF BACKS AWAY A LITTLE

BIT WHEN MULLINS GOT TO MID COURT, HE FOUND OPEN BOYLE FOR THE JAM TONY BOYLE’S FIRST FIELD GOAL IT’S A BIG ONE FOR SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CLOCK BECOMING MORE OF A FACTOR AS WE GO TO 9:30 ROGERS, THERE’S THE TREY! >> ROGERS CAN GET SET UP THERE, GET IN SOME GOOD LOOKS, HE CAN TIE THIS BALLGAME UP RIGHT AWAY >> A ONE-POSSESSION GAME FIRST TIME WE’VE SAID THAT IN A LONG TIME THERE’S THE STEAL LEE IS CALLED FOR THE PALM AND DARRIN HORN GIVES THE OFFICIAL ONE OF THOSE LOOKS >> THEY CALL THAT TONIGHT I MEAN, THAT WAS A TOUGH ONE THERE YOU KNOW, HE MAY HAVE PUT HIS HAND ON TOP OF THE BALL AND TURNED IT OVER I DON’T KNOW THAT, I DIDN’T SEE IT I WAS LOOKING AT SOMETHING ELSE AGAIN, THAT WAS A TOUGH CALL THERE OFFICIAL MADE THE CALL HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT >> DOUBLE-TEAM TRAP CLEMMONS DOWN LOW SHAW MISSED AGAIN BOYLE MISSED IT EVEN WORSE OUT OF BOUNDS TO S.I.U >> HILLTOPPERS SAYING I DON’T AGREE WITH ANY OF THE CALLS THAT’S BASKETBALL THE GUYS ARE COMPETING HARD, I TELL YOU IT’S A FUN GAME TO WATCH THE FANS ARE GETTING INTO IT >> THE OFFICIALS ASKING BOTH BENCHES TO SIT DOWN, BUT I’VE GOT TO TELL YOU IT’S THAT KIND OF GAME THEY’RE ALL UP, EVERY POSSESSION CRITICAL THEY’RE PLAYING IT LIKE IT IS >> HIGH INTENSITY GAME HERE, I TELL YOU >> GOOD PRESSURE HERE PRESSURE DEFENSE >> AND SO WESTERN FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE WHEN, SINCE BASICALLY THE BEGINNING OF THE BALLGAME >> YES >> SINCE THE FIRST POSSESSION OF THE GAME HAS A CHANCE TO TIE WITH A THRAI TREY A LOT OF THIS CROWD STANDING THEY’VE BEEN STANDING FOR A LONG TIME LEE GOT A DOUBLE-TEAM TRAP SLAUGHTER GOT BUMPED BY BOYLE AND THAT IS S.I.U.’S SEVENTH TEAM FOUL SO FROM HERE ON IN BOTH TEAMS WILL BE IN THE BONUS YOU KNOW, I HATE TO SAY THIS, CLEM, BECAUSE I DON’T WANT ANYBODY TO TAKE ME UP ON THIS, BUT THIS IS THE KIND OF GAME YOU WOULD PAY THEM TO LET YOU DO >> YOU REALLY WOULD WE DON’T WANT THE IMPRESSION WE DON’T WANT TO GET PAID, BUT IT’S A FUN GAME TO WATCH >> NO BUT I HEAR THEM IN THE BACK SAYING “DO YOU THINK THEY COULD DO THAT TO THEM?” >> TONIGHT THEY COULD TO ME, BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN FUN TO WATCH >> SLAUGHTER LOOKS GOOD ON THE FREE THROW HIS ROTATION WAS EXCELLENT >> JUST AS MUCH FUN TO WATCH THE SIDELINES HERE BEING AN EX-COACH HERE, WATCH COACH HORN AND COACH LOWERY WORK THE SIDELINE, IT’S JUST FUN I KNOW WHAT THEY’RE GOING THROUGH >> JOINTER PUSHED OFF THE OFFICIAL CAUGHT IT HIS THIRD AND NOW WE’LL GO TO THE OTHER END OF THE FLOOR HERE’S WHERE FREE-THROW SHOOTING MAY REALLY BE IMPORTANT S.I.U., 74% FOR THE SEASON WESTERN AT 71% SO BOTH OF THESE TEAMS HAVE HIT IMPORTANT FREE THROWS DOWN THE STRETCH >> THE KEY TONIGHT LIKE YOU SAID, ONE, TWO-POSSESSION BASKETBALL GAME IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES FREE-THROW SHOOTING IS GOING TO BE CRITICAL >> WESLEY CLEMMONS WITH HIS TENTH POINT SIAKAM BACK IN AND BUTCH JOINTER WILL SIT DOWN LOOK AT THAT SEA OF RED THAT CLEMMONS IS SHOOTING INTO IT APPARENTLY WORKED THAT TIME THREE-POINT GAME AND 8:40 TO PLAY LEE TO THE BUCKET IT MISSED SIAKAM, OFFENSE COULDN’T GET IT TO GO AND BODIES HIT THE DECK AND IT WAS CLEMMONS WHO GETS CALLED FOR THE PERSONAL >> I TELL YOU WHAT, THAT’S A GREAT MOVE ON COACH HORN’S PART TO PUT SIAKAM BACK IN THE BASKETBALL GAME HE’S PLAYING LIKE A MAN POSSESSED IN THERE THERE’S NO SUBSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL STRENGTH IN A BASKETBALL GAME LIKE TONIGHT HE GOES IN HERE AND JUST MANS, TAKE A MAN TO GET THIS REBOUND GREAT PHYSICAL STRENGTH TO GET IT E. MISSED IT AND GOES BACK

AND GETS IT AGAIN AND THIS GUY TAKES HIM TO THE GROUND HERE A BATTLE LIKE THAT, IT TAKES GREAT PHYSICAL STRENGTH TO BATTLE LIKE THAT AND PLAY IN THIS GAME HERE >> THIS IS NOT A STYLE POINTS GAME THIS IS NOT A GAME FOR SISSIES >> NO, I TELL YOU WHAT, IT’S A PHYSICAL GAME TONIGHT ANYTIME YOU GOT BIG STRONG GUYS LIKE OUR BALL CLUB IN MINNESOTA, WE DIDN’T WIN ON STYLE POINTS, WE WON BECAUSE WE WERE PHYSICAL AND HAD POWER AND STRENGTH IN THE END, IT WINS OUT >> SIAKAM GOT A GREAT ROLL I DON’T KNOW IF DARRIN JUST SAID WHAT I THINK HE DID, BUT SOMETHING LIKE “CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT WENT IN?” SIAKAM LOOKS TO BE A MUCH IMPROVED FREE-THROW SHOOTER ROTATION A LOT BETTER >> IT LOOKED GOOD IN THAT FIRST SHOT NICE BALANCE HERE BUT AGAIN, HE’S IMPROVED IN ALL AREAS, LIKE ALL YOUNG PLAYERS JUST NEED TO PLAY GOT A MISMATCH THEY’RE IN TROUBLE RIGHT NOW THEY’RE IN TROUBLE WITH THIS >> SLAUGHTER GIVING UP A LOT OF SIZE TO FALKER >> THIS TEAM IS SO WELL-COACHED AND ORDERING HERE THAT’S WHERE THE — THE HIGH/LOW SITUATION, GO IN, MADE A GOOD PLAY >> THAT PLAY RIGHT THERE TELLS YOU A LOT ABOUT WHY THEY’RE GOOD OH, MY! >> I TELL YOU WHAT, THAT YOUNG MAN IS GOOD THAT’S THE PLAYER OF THE YEAR RIGHT THERE >> NOT THAT I NECESSARILY NEEDED TO KNOW IT, BUT HOLY COW! >> I TELL YOU, THAT SHOT WILL BE ON ESPN TONIGHT THAT’S AN UNBELIEVABLE BUCKET RIGHT THERE THAT’S BIG, BIG TIME RIGHT THERE >> AND THAT BRINGS WHAT PEOPLE WEREN’T ALREADY UP TO THEIR FEET >> THE STUDENT BODY HERE TONIGHT HAS BEEN FANTASTIC I TELL YOU WHAT, A LOT OF STUDENT BODIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, DO A GREAT JOB, BUT HE’S HILLTOPPERS STUDENTS DO A GREAT JOB SUPPORTING THEIR TEAM TONIGHT >> TATUM GOES TO WORK, TO THE LINE, TO THE LANE BIG, BIG SHOT >> THIS IS A BIG-TIME GAME I TELL YOU, THIS IS A FUN GAME TO WATCH THESE GUYS ARE MAKING BIG PLAYS AND BIG SHOTS TONIGHT BIG BUCKET FOR TATUM >> JAMAAL TATUM WITH HIS THIRD POINT AND NONE WILL BE BIGGER MENDEZ-VALDEZ TO SLAUGHTER >> THAT YOUNG MAN CAN STEP UP AND PLAY HE MADE A BIG THREE THERE HE’S A BIG-TIME PLAYER BIG THREE THERE LIKE YOU SAY, A ONE-POSSESSION BALLGAME AT THE END I TELL YOU WHAT, YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE HERE >> TATUM AGAINST THE DOUBLE-TEAM TRAP SHAW WILL GO TO THE LINE AND IN ALL HONESTY COURTNEY LEE WITH THE LATE BLOCK SAVED A LAY-UP WE HAVE A TIME-OUT HOW MUCH FUN IS THIS? S.I.U. ON THE ROAD, CLINGING TO A ONE-POINT >> THESE FOLKS HAVE BEEN CHEERING ALL NIGHT LONG IT’S BEEN A TERRIFIC CROWD BUT LET ME TELL YOU WHAT BROUGHT THEM TO THEIR FEET >> DON’T GET NO BETTER THAN THIS RIGHT HERE THIS IS AN UNBELIEVABLE MONSTER DUNK RIGHT HERE GET ANOTHER ANGLE THIS TOOK GREAT STRENGTH, ATHLETIC ABILITY THIS IS A GREAT DUNK HERE THIS IS BIG, BIG TIME HERE BY COURTNEY LEE HERE >> AND HE WAS ABLE TO GET A RUNNING START NOBODY BOXED HIM ONE OF THE FEW TIMES DON’T THAT YOU’VE BEEN ABLE TO SAY THAT CLEM, LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS THING 51-50, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 6:28 TO PLAY WHAT’S GOING TO DECIDE IT? >> I TELL YOU WHAT, I HOPE IT DOESN’T COME DOWN TO A TURNOVER, ANYTHING LIKE THAT THE KEY IS FREE-THROW SHOOTING DOWN THE STRETCH MAKE THE FREE THROWS TO WIN THIS BASKETBALL GAME HERE AND TAKE CARE OF THE BASKETBALL TO WIN THIS GAME >> MATT SHAW, 81% FROM THE FOUL LINE HE LOOKED LIKE IT THERE HE’S THEIR LEADING SCORER COMING IN HAS EIGHT POINTS TONIGHT CALMLY HIT A PAIR THE LEAD IS BACK TO THREE ONE-POSSESSION GAME AND LOOK FOR A LOT OF COURTNEY LEE DOWN THE STRETCH HE SEEMS TO BE THE ONE THING FOR SURE THAT S.I.U. CAN’T HANDLE THERE’S A HAND-CHECK ON FALKER AND A VERY GOOD FREE-THROW SHOOTER IN TY ROGERS FOR A 1-1 TY ON THE YEAR, ONLY 2-3, BUT WE’VE SEEN HIM ENOUGH VERY GOOD FREE-THROW SHOOTER >> VERY GOOD FREE-THROW SHOOTER THIS YOUNG MAN IS AN EXCELLENT SHOOTER A LOT OF TIME YOU TALK ABOUT IT,

ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU JINX A GUY AGAIN, THOUGH, HE’S AN EXCELLENT SHOOTER >> THANK YOU, TY >> AT LEAST HE MADE THE FIRST ONE THERE NOW WE CAN BRAG A LITTLE BIT >> THIS ONE WILL GET US OUT OF RUNNING LAPS >> RIGHT >> SIAKAM, LET’S SEE WHAT THE CALL IS SHAW — OH, YES, IT IS ON SHAW >> IT IS ON SHAW HE TRIPPED AND FELL RIGHT THERE AND HE TRIED TO CATCH AHOLD OF SIAKAM ON THE WAY DOWN AND COMMITTED THE FOUL >> AND NOW IT IS A TWO-SHOT FOUL, BECAUSE WESTERN HAS REACHED THE DOUBLE BONUS HIS FREE-THROW SHOOTING A TON BETTER THAN A YEAR AGO AND THAT IS SIMPLY THE WORK THAT GETS DONE IN THE INDIVIDUAL DRILLS AND THE SUMMER WORK THIS IS WHERE THAT KIND OF THING PAYS OFF >> THAT’S RIGHT OFF-SEASON WORK RIGHT HERE ONCE THE SEASON START, NO WAY TO IMPROVE THAT MUCH YOU GET THE FORM AND TECHNIQUE DOWN IN THE OFF-SEASON A TIE BALLGAME NOW >> IMAGINE THIS WITH 6:10 TO PLAY, WE ARE DEADLOCKED AT 53-53 FIRST TIME THIS GAME HAS BEEN TIED, OTHER THAN WHEN THEY PLAYED THE ANTHEM BUT YOU KNEW GOING IN THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE LIKE THIS GOOD PENETRATION GOOD BUCKET BY TATUM JAMAAL TATUM, HIS FIFTH POINT THAT GIVES S.I.U. THE LEAD AGAIN SLAUGHTER RUNNING THE POINT WHILE BRAZELTON IS ON THE BENCH WITH FOUR FOULS HE’S DONE JUST FINE SO FAR THEY GIVE LEE A LOT OF ROOM AND A CLEAROUT HE GETS FOULED ON A HAND-CHECK BY MULLINS I GET THE FEELING, CLEM, THAT THEY’RE GOING TO DO A LOT OF THAT DOWN THE STRETCH TO GET LEE OPEN >> THEY’RE GOING TO DO A LOT OF LEE SET SOME DOUBLE SCREENS FOR LEE, TRYING TO RUN HIM OFF TO A WEAK SIDE AND GIVE WEAK SIDE CLEARANCE, LET HIM GO ONE-ON-ONE GET THE JUMP — IF THE JUMP SHOT’S NOT THERE, GIVE HIM A CHANCE TO GO ONE-ON-ONE ON THE WEAK SIDE THEY MAY BRING UP THE PINCH HOLE, LET HIM DRIVE OFF THAT ALSO >> LEE WITH 19 IT IS FINGERNAIL CHEWING TIME HERE AT DIDDLE ARENA >> HE MADE BOTH THOSE SHOTS, REALLY SOFT OFF THE BACK OF THE RIM >> I KNOW WHAT IT IS I JUST NEVER HAD IT >> THAT’S WHAT THEY CALL A SHOOTER’S TOUCH >> THIS PLACE IS ELECTRIC HOW MUCH FUN IS THIS? >> IT DON’T GET NO BETTER THAN THIS THIS IS A FUN GAME TO WATCH, VERY INTENSE YOU CAN SENSE THE TENSION HERE TONIGHT IT’S GREAT >> THIS IS WHY COLLEGE BASKETBALL IS SO GREAT >> SO GREAT HERE SO FUN TO WATCH GAMES LIKE THIS RIGHT HERE >> SHOT CLOCK IS INSIDE OF EIGHT MULLINS GOES TO WORK SIAKAM ON A HAND-CHECK IN ALL HONESTY, MULLINS IS QUICKER, BUT SIAKAM DIDN’T NEED TO DO THAT >> HE DIDN’T NEED TO FOUL HIM PLAY GOOD DEFENSE BY MOVING YOUR FEET, NOT COMMITTING FOULS >> LET’S CHECK OUT MULLINS FOR THE YEAR 75% FROM THE LINE AND LOOKED LIKE IT THERE >> CHANCE IS HE’LL MAKE BOTH OF THESE FREE THROWS REALLY GOOD FREE-THROW SHOOTER EXCELLENT BASKETBALL PLAYER DOWN THE STRETCH MAKES EXCELLENT SHOTS >> OUT OF DOWNERS GROVE, AND HE DOWNED BOTH OF THOSE S.I.U. BACK UP TWO ORLANDO MENDEZ-VALDEZ CHECKED IN A MOMENT AGO SNUCK IN I NEVER SAW IT >> HE’S BEEN GIVING THEM HEADY PLAY THIS YEAR HE’S BEEN DOING A GREAT JOB HE’S A SOPHOMORE, REALLY MATURING AND DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB >> THEY’VE HAD A HARD TIME GUARDING COURTNEY LEE THIS IS TO TIE IT YES! LEE WITH 22 >> THAT’S WHAT I SAID ONCE YOU GET ON THE CLEAR SIDE, ONE-ON-ONE, ALL YOU CAN DO IS HOLD YOUR BREATH, HOPE HE MISSES IT HE’S GOING TO GET A GOOD SHOT OFF JUST HOPE HE MISSES IT >> EVERY POSSESSION CRITICAL TATUM KNOWS IT HE GOT FOULED SIAKAM GOT TOO MUCH BODY TATUM ON THE YEAR AT 79% FROM THE LINE YOU CAN SEE WHAT I’M SAYING

THEY OFFER FIVE GUYS ON THE FLOOR AND NONE OF THEM ARE EASY OUTS AT THE LINE >> ALL THESE GUYS ARE BIG-TIME SCORERS, HEADY PLAYERS THEY HAVE A LOT OF CONFIDENCE MISSED THAT ONE >> 1-2 AND S.I.U.’S LEAD IS ONE THEY GO TO LEE AGAIN ON THAT RIGHT WING YOUNG HAS HIS HANDS FULL TRYING TO WORK AGAINST HIM AND MULLINS WITH TOO MUCH BODY AND NOW ORLANDO MENDEZ-VALDEZ WILL SHOOT A PAIR CLEM, THIS ONE MAY GET DECIDED AT THE FOUL LINE >> AT THE FOUL LINE I SAID THAT EARLIER, TALKING ABOUT FREE-THROW SHOOTING IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES, WHO MAKES THE FREE THROWS WILL WIN THIS BASKETBALL GAME KEEP YOUR TURNOVERS DOWN SO FAR BOTH TEAMS PRETTY EVEN IN FREE-THROW SHOOTING THAT’S WHY WE HAVE A CLOSE CONTEST >> ORLANDO, 77% FOR THE SEASON HE CALMLY TIES THE GAME HE HAS A CHANCE TO GIVE WESTERN THEIR FIRST LEAD OF THE NIGHT IF HE HITS THIS ONE, THE ROOF WILL COME DOWN WELL, HERE WE GO UNDER FOUR MINUTES TO PLAY, AND WESTERN IS UP ONE WHAT A TERRIFIC COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAME I’VE SAID THAT ABOUT 10 TIMES DOWN LOW, FALKER FOULED ON THE WAY UP HE’LL GET A PAIR WE’LL CHECK THE FOUL WHEN WE COME BACK IT WAS ON SIAKAM 3:46 TO PLAY THIS ONE’S GOING TO THE WIRE WESTERN FOR THE FIRST TIME >> YOU KNOW, CLEM, I HEAR ALL YOU COACHES USE THIS SAYING ABOUT TELLING THE PLAYERS, LEAVE IT ALL OUT ON-COURT AND SOME NIGHTS IT HAPPENS IT DOESN’T ALWAYS HAPPEN TONIGHT IT IS HAPPENED >> IT’S HAPPENED TONIGHT BOTH TEAMS LEAVING IT ALL OUT ON THE COURT I TELL YOU WHAT, EVERY PLAYER THAT’S PLAYED TONIGHT HAS MADE A STRONG CONTRIBUTION AT LEAST THE EFFORT’S BEEN THERE GIVEN THE COACH 110% EFFORT, ALL YOU CAN ASK FOR FROM YOUR PLAYERS >> THIS IS ONE OF THOSE GAMES THAT PROVES IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE UCLA AND FLORIDA TO BE A GREAT COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAME YOU’VE GOT ALL THE INGREDIENTS SELLOUT CROWD, UNBELIEVABLE PRESSURE DEFENSE AND A MISSED FREE THROW EVERY ONCE TWOOIL >> AND MISSED FREE THROW EVERY YOU WANT IN A BASKETBALL GAME FROM DUNKS, THREE-POINTERS, TWO-POINTERS, DRIVES, STEALS, DEFENSIVE PLAY EVERYTHING YOU CAN ASK FOR IN A BASKETBALL GAME IS HERE TONIGHT >> CLEMMONS LAST TOUCHED IT NOW, THOSE ARE TWO HUGE MISSES RIGHT THERE BY RONALD FALKER SO THE DOOR A LITTLE BIT OF A CRACK IN THE DOOR LET’S SEE IF WESTERN CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE THIS IS A HUGE POSSESSION, AS THOUGH NONE OF THEM IN THE LAST 10 MINUTES HAVE BEEN >> YEAH EVERY POSSESSION IS A KEY, IS CRITICAL THEY MUST MAKE A GOOD PASS, DON’T TURN THE BALL OVER >> AND LEE DID TRAVEL >> HE DID TRAVEL >> HE FELL DOWN >> WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT SITUATION, THE GUY HAD SO MUCH PRESSURE ON HIM, AND HE BACKED OFF OF IT WHEN YOU BACK OFF A GUY LIKE THAT, HE LOST HIS BALANCE THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS IN A SITUATION LIKE THAT IT SOUNDS STRANGE, BUT THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED HE PUT SO MUCH PRESSURE ON HIM, THE DEFENSIVE MAN BACKED AWAY FROM HIM, AND HE LOST HIS BALANCE IF HE STAYED UP TO IT, HE MIGHT HAVE MADE THE MOVE >> VIRTUALLY EVERY POSSESSION IN THE LAST FIVE, SIX MINUTES HAS IN SOME WAY HAD COURTNEY LEE’S STAMP ON IT >> TO ME THAT’S WHY YOU PAY COACHES WHAT YOU PAY THEM YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO GET THE BALL IN THE HAND OF THE PLAYER THAT CAN DO IT COACH LOWERY DID THE RIGHT THING THERE MISMATCH THERE, GET THE BALL IN THE HANDS OF FALKER, BECAUSE A 6’1″ GUY CAN’T STOP A 6’8 GUY >> THEY’RE GOOD AT THE HIGH/LOW GAME >> IN THE HIGH POST, YOU GOT TO LOOK DOWN THE GUT AND MAKE THAT PASS THEY DID THAT >> FALKER’S MISSED FREE THROWS ARE HURTING SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, BUT THEY RETAIN POSSESSION

BECAUSE OF GOOD HUSTLE >> GOOD HUSTLE THAT TIME >> YOU’RE ABOUT TO GET TO A POINT IN THE GAME WHERE COACHES WILL SUBSTITUTE OFFENSIVE GUYS WHEN THEY CAN THE DEFENSIVE GUYS WHEN THEY NEED IT THERE’S REALLY A CHESS MATCH GOING ON THE GAME INSIDE THE GAME >> THAT’S TRUE AGAIN, THAT’S WHY YOU GOT TO KNOW YOUR PLAYERS, KNOW YOUR PERSONNEL AND KNOW WHAT PLAY TO CALL AND WHAT PLAYER TO USE IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS YOU’RE RIGHT >> S.I.U. BY ONE NEARLY A STEAL, RIGHT IN FRONT OF US AND TATUM LUCKY TO COME UP WITH THE BALL THEN CHRIS LOWERY MADE A VERY GOOD CALL THERE TO TRY TO HELP HIS TEAM >> REALLY THE DEFENSE UNDER CONTROL THERE AGAIN THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT ON THAT SIDELINE THERE THE COACH MADE THE CALL NOW, YOU CAN MAKE THE CALL FROM THE SIDELINE, BECAUSE THEY WAS IN TROUBLE HE MADE THE RIGHT DECISION TO CALL A TIME-OUT >> TAKE A LOOK AT THAT POSSESSION ARROW YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN IN THIS KIND OF GAME THAT PIECE OF STRATEGY IS IN S.I.U.’S COURT RIGHT NOW THAT MAY BE A BIG FACTOR YOU NEVER KNOW >> WELL, EVERY POSSESSION THE KEY DOWN THE STRETCH NOW YOU KNOW, ONE POSSESSION HERE IS THE KEY IN THIS BASKETBALL GAME LIKE I SAID, NEXT POSSESSION, A JUMP BASKETBALL, IT GOES TO S.I.U >> I THINK I HEARD THE OFFICIAL SAY ABOUT THIS ATMOSPHERE, “I LOVE IT.” YOU KNOW WHAT, SO DO THE ANNOUNCERS >> SO DO THE ANNOUNCERS OFFICIALS LIKE PLAYERS, EVERYTHING, ANNOUNCERS, THEY GET PUMPED UP, TOO THEY HAVE SELF-ESTEEM COME OUT HERE AND GET FIRED UP, TOO THE REFEREES ARE DOING A GOOD CALLING THIS GAME THEY’RE WORKING HARD AND WANT TO DO A GOOD JOB THEY’RE ENJOY IT TOO >> SHOT CLOCK AT 20 AS WE RESUME RESUME UNDER THREE MINUTES TO PLAY IN A NAILBITER YOUNG, THROOENG NOW THAT IS A HUGE ONE >> THIS YOUNG MAN CAN REALLY SHOOT THE BASKETBALL THAT’S THE FIRST ONE HE’S MADE SINCE THE START OF THE SECOND HALF THAT’S THE FIRST ONE FOR A LONG TIME >> DARRIN HORN WILL TAKE A TIME-OUT AFTER THE EIGHTH TREY OF THE NIGHT BY S.I.U TONY YOUNG, HIS 15TH POINT IN A FOUR-POINT LEAD SEEMS HUGE >> TONY YOUNG SQUARED UP AND HIT A BIG BUCKET FOR THEM TO PUT THIM FOUR LATE IN THE GAME THEY SAY YOU GOT TO HAVE ICE WATER TO PUT UP A BIG THREE LIKE THIS HE CAN REALLY SHOOT THE BASKETBALL >> THE UNSUNG HERO ON THAT PLAY IS MATT SHAW, BECAUSE HE HAD A WIDE ENOUGH BODY TO GET A LITTLE PIECE OF TWO DIFFERENT DEFENDERS TO ALLOW THE OPEN LOOK >> RIGHT YOU GOT TO GET THE GREAT SCREEN BY HIM, JUST TO OPEN UP A GREAT SHOOTING AREA TO GET THAT OPEN SHOT YOU’RE RIGHT THAT WAS A GREAT THING BY HIM TO GET THE OPEN SHOT >> AND NOW WESTERN’S BEHIND THE EIGHT BALL THIS IS A POSSESSION THEY HAVE TO GET POINTS >> THEY NEED A GOOD SHOT HERE TO GET A GOOD BUCKET YOU’RE RIGHT >> SOMETHING TELLS ME 32 WILL TOUCH THE BALL BEFORE THIS IS OVER THERE IS COURTNEY LEE SHOT CLOCK’S DOWN TO 12 THEY HAVE NOT GOTTEN MUCH DONE IN THIS POSSESSION LEE TRAPPED IN THAT CORNER IT’S DOWN TO FIVE LEE LAUNCHES SHAW WITH THE REBOUND AND ROGERS COMMITTED THE FOUL VERY CLOSE TO A JUMP BALL >> IT WAS CLOSE TO A JUMP BALL AND ALSO TWO OF HIS TEAMMATES WERE HOLDING ON TO THE BASKETBALL COULD HAVE BEEN A VIOLATION IN FAVOR OF THE TOPPERS THERE, BUT AGAIN THAT WAS RIGHT CALL WE COULDN’T SEE IT WE WAS BLOCKED OUT >> IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR MISSES, SHAW IS NOT A LIKELY CANDIDATE WE SAW HIM JUST A COUPLE MINUTES AGO LOOK REALLY GOOD FROM THE LINE >> I TELL YOU WHAT, IF EVERYTHING WOULD GO IN THE BASKET, WENT DOWN IN HAD A SHOOTER’S TOUCH, BUT CRAWLED OUT HE MISSED IT HE’LL MAKE THE SECOND ONE >> HE’S IN DOUBLE FIGURES WITH 10 THE LEAD IS UP TO FIVE NEARLY TWO MINUTES TO PLAY WESTERN’S GOT TO SCORE THIS TRIP DOWN >> PROBABLY COME UP AND DOUBLE LEE HERE IN A FEW MINUTES >> THEY RUN THAT WEAVE BRAZELTON WITH HIS FOUR FOULS HE GETS BLOCKED I THINK IT’S SHAW AND IT IS AND IT WILL BE A TWO-SHOT FOUL

THAT’S SHAW’S THIRD AND BRAZELTON FROM THE LINE THIS YEAR 69% AND HE’S SHOT A LOT OF FREE THROWS SHOT 45 ALREADY >> YEAH, BECAUSE HE DRIVES THE BALL TO THE BASKET, YOU KNOW, LIKE I SAY, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO FOUL A JUMP SHOOTER, BUT YOU WILL FOUL A GUY AS HE GOES TO THE BASKET AND GETS IN THE PAINT THAT’S WHY HE’S GOT SEVERAL FREE THROW ATTEMPTS, BECAUSE HE DRIVES THE BALL TO THE BASKET >> BRAZELTON’S NINTH POINT HE GOES OUT DARRIN HORN TRYING TO PROTECT HIM WITH THOSE FOUR FOULS HE GETS ORLANDO MENDEZ-VALDEZ INTO THE GAME WESTERN DESPERATELY NEEDS A STOP HERE ALMOST AN OVER-AND-BACK, BUT NO CALL BOY, LOOK AT THE HANDS AND FINALLY THEY GET COURTNEY LEE AND THAT BROUGHT EVERYBODY UP IN KIND OF A HOWL OF PROTEST LEE’S FOURTH IF IT’S ON HIM AND IT IS >> THAT TO ME WAS A VERY GOOD TRAP THERE COULD HAVE BEEN A JUMP BALL IN THAT SITUATION VERY GOOD TRAP BY A CONFIDENT HALF-COURT THERE >> TONY YOUNG OUT OF ILLINOIS, HIS THREE ABOUT A MINUTE AGO KIND OF GOT THE MOMENTUM BACK ON S.I.U.’S SIDE GOT A KIND ROLL FOR HIS 16TH POINT TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT BOTH OF THESE TEAMS, BECAUSE YOU GOT A CHANCE ABSENTEE BOTH OF THEM WELL INTO MARCH, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN THE LEAD IS UP TO SIX >> BOTH OF THESE TEAMS ARE VERY DESERVING OF BEING IN POSTSEASON PLAY, REGARDLESS IF THEY WIN THE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT BOTH DESERVE TO BE IN THE POSTSEASON PLAY I DON’T SEE 65 TEAMS BETTER IN THE COUNTRY THAN THE TOPPERS AND S.I.U THEY’RE AN OUTSTANDING TEAM, WELL-COACHED, AND THEY PLAY HARD, PLAY EXCITING AND VERY COMPETITIVE >> I GUESS WE’RE A LITTLE EARLY IN STARTING ALL THAT STUFF, BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT, THIS ONE HAS FELT ON DECEMBER 9 LIKE IT’S MARCH 9 AND I FOR ONE LOVE THAT LET ME TAKE A MOMENT AND TELL YOU THAT MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS OF WKYU-PBS MAKE THIS GAME POSSIBLE ON THE HILLTOPPER SPORTS SATELLITE NETWORK BECOME A MEMBER LEARN MORE ABOUT HSSN AND VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT HSSN.ORG ALONG WITH COACH CLEM HASKINS, GEORGE PLASTER WITH YOU FROM SOLD-OUT DIDDLE ARENA THIS ONE HAS BEEN A PRIVILEGE TO WATCH AND CALL WE KNEW GOING IN IT WOULD BE A NAILBITER ALL OF THEM, THE STATS AND ALL THE FIGURES YOU COULD BOIL IT DOWN, CLEM, LOOK AT THIS ONE, SEE THESE TEAMS AND SAY, “HEY, IT’S GOING TO BE A BARNBURNER.” >> YOU CALLED IT AT THE START OF THE BALLGAME IT’S GOING TO COME DOWN TO THE LAST ONE OR TWO POSSESSIONS OF THE BALLGAME YOU’RE RIGHT, A SIX-POINT BALLGAME TO GO HERE THE TOPPERS ARE DOWN TWO POSSESSIONS WITH 1:31 TO GO ANYBODY’S BASKETBALL GAME YET >> LITTLE GROUP OUT OF THE CARBON DALE, ILLINOIS, AREA, THAT WE HEAR IN THE RIGHT CORNER OF THE UPPER DECK.FIRST TIME TOE BEEN ABLE TO BE HEARD WESTERN IN A TWO-POSSESSION GAME THEY COULD USE A THREE RIGHT HERE LEE TO THE LINE TO THE LANE MENDEZ-VALDEZ, GOT FOULED AND IT OUGHT TO BE A THREE LET’S SEE WHAT THEY’LL DO ON THE SIGNAL IT IS A THREE-SHOT FOUL AND CHRIS LOWERY NOT REAL PLEASED WITH THAT, BECAUSE MULLINS NOT ONLY FOULS OUT OF THE GAME BUT HE COMMITTED A CARDINAL SIN >> HE COMMITTED A CARDINAL SIN YOU DON’T FOUL A JUMP SHOOTER YOU DON’T FOUL A THREE-POINT SHOOTERRER WITH 1:15 LEFT IN THE BASKETBALL GAME, PARTICULARLY YOUR LAST — YOU NEED TO BE IN THE BALLGAME >> A LOT OF PRESSURE ON THIS KID AT THE LINE, BECAUSE LET’S FACE IT WESTERN NEEDS ALL THREE OF THESE >> IF YOU GET OWL THREE, ONLY DOWN ONE POSSESSION THEY GOT TO COME UP WITH A BIG DEFENSE STOP HERE IF THEY CAN HOLD THEME HERE AND GET A FORCED TURNOVER, A MISSED SHOT HERE, AND THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO COME DOWN AND TIE THIS BASKETBALL GAME UP >> THAT’S CLUTCH THAT IS SOMETHING RIGHT THERE

THREE WITH THE GAME ON THE LINE, AND THAT BRINGS THIS SELLOUT CROWD TO ITS FEET WE APPROACH A MINUTE TO PLAY IN WHAT HAS BEEN A CLASSIC TATUM WITH THE MIDDLE SPREAD GOT BUMPED THEY KIND OF CLEARED OUT A LITTLE BIT AS WESTERN HAS DONE AND GAVE TATUM A LOT OF SPACE IN THE MIDDLE >> A LOT OF SPACE IN THE MIDDLE TO GO ONE-ON-ONE YOU KNOW, I DON’T KNOW THE RULE ON THAT EXACTLY YOU KNOW, I GUESS — SUPPOSED TO GET THE BALL SO MANY SECONDS IN YOUR HAND THAT WAS PRETTY CLOSE TO ME CLOSELY GUARDED AGAIN, THAT’S A TOUGH CALL TO CALL LATE IN THE GAME >> TATUM MAKES IT A TWO-POSSESSION GAME WITH THAT FREE THROW JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI, IS WHERE THIS YOUNG MAN IS FROM THOSE ARE TWO BIG ONES RIGHT THERE HE’S GOT EIGHT ON THE NIGHT THE LEAD IS FIVE AND DARRIN HORN WILL TAKE A TIME-OUT >> SO IN THIS SITUATION HERE, YOU WANT TO COME OUT AND GET THE BEST SHOT YOU CAN THERE’S TWO POSSESSIONS A LOT OF TEAMS WILL PANIC AND LOOK FOR THE THREE RIGHT AWAY YOU WANT TO GET A TWO OR THREE, THE BEST SHOT YOU CAN GET I’M SURE THE COACH WILL WANT TO GET THE BALL INSIDE AND GO FOR TWO RIGHT AWAY TWO-POSSESSION GAME REGARDLESS HE WANTS THE HIGHEST-PERCENTAGE SHOT HE CAN WITH THIS POSSESSION, WHETHER IT’S TWO OR THREE >> ONE OF THE THINGS THAT’S GONE IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MINUTES, S.I.U. HAS MADE IT A LOT MORE DIFFICULT FOR COURTNEY LEE >> THEY’RE TRYING TO DOUBLE UP ON HIM AND KEEP THE BALL OUT OF HIS HANDS THEY WANT SOMEBODY ELSE TO BEAT HIM THEY DON’T WANT COURTNEY LEE TO BEAT THEM WHICH IS SMART ON THEIR PART, FORCING SOMEONE TO SHOOT THE BASKETBALL, OR LIKE I SAY TO TAKE THE SHOT >> A.J. SLAUGHTER INTO THE LINEUP FOR THIS POSSESSION LEE COMES OFF THE SCREEN HE GOT CLOBBERED YOUNG FOULED HIM DIDN’T MEAN TO DO IT COURTNEY REALIZED IT IT WILL BE A TWO-SHOT FOUL >> TWO-SHOT FOUL AGAIN, THAT’S FROM THE BENCH, COACHES DO NOT GIVE HIM NO SHOT, WHATEVER IT TAKES THAT’S WHY HE JUMPED AND LEFT HIS FEET THERE AND FOULED HIM HERE TOO QUICK >> WESTERN ABOUT TO END THAT STREAK THAT’S HOW GOOD S.I.U.’S BEEN ON DEFENSE BECAUSE THE ARKANSASS, THE MINNESOTAS, SOME OF THESE TEAMS THEY’VE PLAYED, VIRGINIA TECH, THEY’RE NOT CUPCAKES >> VERY GOOD TEAMS GO ON THE ROAD TO WIN THEY’VE BEEN WINNING SOME OF THESE GAMES ON THE ROAD THAT’S AMAZING THAT TELLS YOU THEY CAN PLAY ANY PLACE >> LEE 1-2 AND THE LEAD IS FOUR AND WESTERN MAY HAVE TO THINK ABOUT TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO THEY CAN COAX A MISSED FREE THROW OUT OF GAME CLOCK DOWN TO 35 LOOSE RIGHT IN FRONT OF US TATUM LUCKY TO COME AWAY HE GETS FOULED BOY, HE PAID THE PRICE >> SEE THAT TIME THERE THAT WAS REALLY ON FALKER, WHEN HE HAD THE BASKETBALL THAT’S THE GUY I’M SURE COACH WANTED TO FOUL, BUT MISSED THE OPPORTUNITY TO FOUL YOU WANT TO FOUL THE WORST FREE-THROW SHOOTING PLAYER ON YOUR TEAM, NUMBER 14 THEY MISSED THE OPPORTUNITY TO FOUL HIM ONCE HE CAUGHT THE BASKETBALL I’M SURE COACH LOWERY WAS SAYING, DON’T PASS THE BALL TO HIM PASS IT TO SOMEONE ELSE DON’T WANT HIM FOULED >> BAD NEWS ON WESTERN’S END, IT’S THE FIFTH FOUL AGAINST COURTNEY LEE HE LEAVES HAVING SCORED 23 THE TRUTH OF IT IS, HE’S NOT THE GUY YOU WOULD WANT HAVING TO COMMIT THE FOUL THEY REALLY DIDN’T HAVE MUCH CHOICE >> DIDN’T HAVE MUCH CHOICE CLOCK WAS RUNNING DOWN COURTNEY LEE, SUCH A TEAM PLAYER, HE’S NOT WORRIED ABOUT A FOUL HE’S TRYING TO GIVE HIS TEAM ANOTHER POSSESSION HERE WANTED TO GET THE CLOCK STOPPED, TO GIVE THEM MORE TIME, COMMITTED THE FOUL >> IT IS THIS SIMPLE RIGHT NOW IF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS HITS A GOOD PORTION OF THEIR FREE THROWS, THEY’RE GOING TO WIN THIS GAME TATUM’S NINTH POINT MAKES IT A FIVE-POINT MARGIN NOW IT’S UP TO SIX YOU FIGURE WESTERN’S GOING TO NEED THREES THE TWOS PROBABLY WON’T HELP NOW >> YOU’RE RIGHT THEY GOT TO TAKE THREES GOT TO SHOOT THE THREES IN ORDER TO WIN >> AND THERE’S ONE OF THEM >> THERE’S ONE OF THEM RIGHT THERE >> HOLY COW! >> THEY NEED TO DOUBLE THE BALL HARD NOW TO GET IT OUT OF HIS HANDS RIGHT NOW IN ORDER TO WIN THIS BASKETBALL GAME RIGHT HERE >> UNDER 13 SECONDS

AND THEY FOUL YOUNG WITH 9.7 WHAT A CLUTCH THREE BY TY ROGERS AND IT WASN’T ONE OF THOSE FOOT ON THE LINE THREES IT WAS BACK THERE AWAYS >> HE SHOT IT FROM DOWNTOWN YOU KNOW, THAT’S ONE OF THOSE 35-FOOT THREES, DROPPED IT LIKE A LAY-UP HE’S AN EXCELLENT SHOOTER BIG-TIME 3 BY TY ROGERS >> WELL, TONY YOUNG HAS BEEN A TOUGH CUSTOMER TONIGHT HIS THREE ABOUT THREE MINUTES AGO KIND OF GAVE S.I.U. THE WORKING MARGIN THAT THEY’RE LEADING WITH RIGHT NOW BY THE WAY, BUTCH JOINTER WITH THAT FOUL, HIS FIFTH FOUL, LEAVES THE GAME WITHOUT SCORING WHAT YOU NEED HERE, IF YOU’RE WESTERN, ARE A COUPLE OF MISSES THAT’S PRETTY OBVIOUS OR IF YOU COULD GET 1-2, IT WOULD GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO RACE DOWN, GET A BUCKET AND USE THAT FINAL TIME-OUT >> THAT’S RIGHT >> YOUNG DIDN’T HELP HIM THERE 18TH POINT TWO-POSSESSION GAME YOUNG HIT THEM BOTH WESTERN’S GOT TO SCORE IN A HURRY MENDEZ-VALDEZ LOOKING FOR HELP THE THREE, YES! WITH 1.8 TO PLAY BRAZELTON GETS HIS 12TH POINT AND IT’S NOT OVER YET HOLY COW! CLEM, LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS TWO-POINT LEAD WE’RE GOING TO SEE THE SHOT HERE THAT BRAZELTON HIT IT KEPT HIS TEAM ALIVE IF YOU’RE WESTERN, YOU NEED STEAL OR YOU NEED FOUL AS QUICK AS YOU CAN SAY DARRIN HORN LET ME ASK YOU THIS DO YOU GUARD THE MAN THROWING THE BALL INBOUNDS? >> REALLY, I LIKE TO FACE GUARD, LIKE TO TAKE THE MAN OFF THE BALL, FACE GUARD THOSE GUYS HERE, PUT THIS GUY BACK HERE — >> CREATE A FIVE AGAINST FOUR >> YEAH, CREATING A FIVE AGAINST FOUR THAT’S THE WAY I WOULD PLAY IT, NOT LET THE GUY RUN OUT BUT, YOU KNOW, TRY TO FOUL 14 IF YOU POSSIBLY CAN >> AND WE GET AN INTENTIONAL FOUL >> YEAH, TRY TO — >> AGAINST MENDEZ-VALDEZ AND DARRIN HORN IS FURIOUS I CAN FEEL HIS PAIN IN A GAME THIS TOUGH AND THIS TIGHT, DO YOU CALL THAT? >> I THOUGHT HE WAS FOULING 14 I DIDN’T REALIZES HE WAS FOULING 24 >> WE’LL TRY TO LOOK AT THIS IF WE GET A CHANCE CLEMMONS HITS THE FREE THROW I DO NOT UNDERSTAND IN A GAME OF THIS MAGNITUDE, PLAYED THIS WAY, UNLESS I SEE SOMETHING IN A REPLAY, I JUST DON’T BUY THAT AND THAT ONE WILL DO IT >> YEAH IT’S OVER >> FOUR-POINT GAME, AND VIRTUALLY NOTHING CAN STOP S.I.U. FROM WINNING THIS THEY INBOUNDS TO SHAW, AND HE’S FOULED WITH ONE SECOND LEFT AGAIN, I WANT TO GO BACK ON THIS, BECAUSE WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO SEE IT I JUST — AS AN OFFICIAL, I DON’T WANT THAT CALL TO DECIDE THE GAME >> I REALLY MISSED IT I’M PUZZLED HERE, BECAUSE I WAS LOOKING AT SOMETHING ELSE, SO I CAN’T COMMENT ON THAT I WAS WATCHING, TRYING TO FOUL A MAN THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOULING AND THEY CALL IT ON ANOTHER GUY I MISSED THAT QUITE HONESTLY I’M SORRY >> SHAW GETS HIS 11TH POINT THE LEAD IS FIVE SOME OF THE CROWD BEGINNING TO FILE FOR THE EXITS SHAW MISSES THIS ONE IS HISTORY >> I TELL YOU WHAT, THOUGH, THEY SAW A WONDERFUL GAME TONIGHT A FIVE-POINT WIN FOR S.I.U THEY’RE VERY DESERVING PLAYED AN OUTSTANDING BASKETBALL GAME NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF FOR THE TOPPERS THEY FOUGHT HARD ALL NIGHT AND GOT BEAT BY A BETTER BALL CLUB >> I’M SORRY IT ENDED THE WAY IT DID KIND OF A STRANGE CALL AT THE END BUT WHAT A TERRIFIC COLLEGE BASKETBALL ATMOSPHERE CLEM, REALLY HAD A GOOD TIME DOING THIS WITH YOU >> I HAD A WONDERFUL TIME YOU KNOW, FREE-THROW SHOOTING DOWN THE STRETCH, AND S.I.U MADE THEIR FREE THROWS AND DID A WONDERFUL JOB >> LISTEN, WE THANK ALL OF YOU FOR JOINING US TONIGHT WE TOLD YOU IN THE OPEN THAT YOU WOULD GET YOUR MONEY’S WORTH I THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY THAT

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