CARBONDALE, Ill. – J.T. Durley scored 19 points and Wichita State used a 16-0 run to flip the momentum in beating Southern Illinois 74-64 Wednesday night.
Gabe Blair added 18 points, David Kyles scored 13 and Toure Murry had 11 points and seven assists for the Shockers (17-4, 8-2), who took sole possession of second in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Mamadou Seck and Gene Teague scored 14 points apiece for the Salukis (10-11, 4-6), who shot 52.3 percent (23 of 44). Seck grabbed a game-high eight rebounds.
Southern Illinois turned a 19-18 deficit into a 40-26 lead with 1:46 left in the first half but then went scoreless for 6:35. Wichita State used the 16-0 run, keyed by six points from Durley, to gain a 42-40 advantage with 15:37 to play.
The Salukis led just once more, when Seck's jumper made it 47-46.
The Shockers won their fifth consecutive conference road game.