Dave's College Basketball Picks, Feb.25: Southern Illinois at Drake

dave darbySenior Analyst IFebruary 24, 2009

Southern Illinois (11-17, 6-10) at Drake (17-12, 7-9)

Line: Drake -6.5

Southern Illinois fell to Illinois-Chicago 67-74 on Saturday. The Salukis have now lost 4 in a row and 6 out of their last 7. Illinois-Chicago jumped out to an eleven point lead by half and Southern Illinois was unable to recover. Southern Illinois concludes their disappointing regular season Wednesday at Drake and a home game against Wichita State on Saturday.

Drake pulled off an impressive 71-54 victory against Austin Peay on Saturday. Drake made 12 shots from three point land and out rebounded Austin Peay 43 to 25. The Bulldogs are currently tied with Evansville and Wichita State for fifth place in the Missouri Valley Conference.

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