EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Mike Adewunmi and Tyresse Williford combined to score 45 points and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville broke a five-game losing streak Thursday night, defeating Southeast Missouri State 84-65.
Adewunmi was 7-for-9 shooting, including 4-for-5 from distance, for a career-high 23 points with seven rebounds while Williford added a season-best 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field and added nine assists.
Williford gave the Cougars a 20-point lead late in the first half and SIU-Edwardsville (5-15, 2-5 Ohio Valley Conference) went into the break with a 38-18 lead, holding the Redhawks (4-16, 0-7) to 22% shooting (5-for-23) and a season-low 18 halftime points. Williford and Adewunmi each scored 11 before halftime.
Southern Illinois-Edwardsville faces UT Martin at home on Saturday. Southeast Missouri plays Eastern Illinois on the road on Saturday.
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