VALPARAISO – Ben Krikke came off the bench to score 15 points as Valparaiso defeated Southern Illinois 55-38.
Javon Freeman-Liberty had 14 points and seven rebounds for Valparaiso.
Southern Illinois shot 23.6% for the game.
In the first half, the Salukis made only two two-point field goals, three 3-pointers and three free throws to trail 28-16 at halftime.
Eric McGill had 13 points and six rebounds for the Salukis, who had won seven in a row.
Ronnie Suggs Jr. added six rebounds.