Martins Igbanu led Tulsa (4-2) with 15 points and five rebounds. Scott Curran had 11 points.
Neither team built more than a six-point lead for the first 30 minutes before the Salukis took charge with a 61-51 lead with 6:32 left. The Golden Hurricane cut it to five later on two occasions, but came no closer as Southern Illinois’ lead grew to as many as 12 with 2:09 remaining.
There were eight lead changes and four ties as Southern Illinois earned a split in their two Las Vegas games and Tulsa went 0-2.
This was part of a second Las Vegas Invitational on Friday at the Orleans Arena. Nevada won the championship game over Massachusetts earlier.
Caleb Martin scored 29 points, Tre’Shawn Thurman added 22 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Nevada beat Massachusetts 110-87 in the Las Vegas Invitational’s second championship game on Friday.
Martin, who was named the tournament MVP, finished 9 of 15 from the field and 6 of 10 from 3-point range.
Cody Martin had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Wolf Pack (6-0), and Jordan Caroline had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Nevada shot 62 percent from the field, including 11 of 22 from 3-point range.
Luwane Pipkins led the Minutemen (4-2) with 30 points and seven rebounds, while Keon Clergeot added 12 as five Massachusetts players reached double digits.
Massachusetts hung tough in the first half as Nevada could only build a five-point lead in the first 13 minutes. The Wolf Pack stretched it out to 56-49 by halftime and built their largest lead by game’s end.
The tournament featured separate brackets and crowned two champions. No. 11 Michigan State beat Texas in the other title game.
Joshua Langford scored 29 points, Cassius Winston had 20 points and 10 assists, and No. 11 Michigan State beat Texas 78-68 in the Las Vegas Invitational championship game on Friday.
Langford was 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Winston, who was named the tournament MVP, also had five rebounds for the Spartans (5-1), who trailed 25-6 eight minutes into the game.
Texas’ Kerwin Roach II, the hero in Thursday’s upset of No. 7 North Carolina, led with 15 points and five assists. Dylan Osetkowski and Matt Coleman III each had 13 points for the Longhorns (5-1).
After that early Texas lead, the Spartans cut it to 44-36 at halftime. Michigan State took the lead for the first time on Langford’s 3-pointer with 15:26 remaining and went ahead for good on a 3-pointer by Winston 1:19 later.
Michigan State slowly built its lead to 71-59 with 3:32 remaining. The Spartans shot 55 percent from the field in the second half.
Coby White had 19 points and eight assists, Luke Maye added 16 points and eight rebounds and No. 7 North Carolina beat No. 17 UCLA 94-78 in the consolation game of the Las Vegas Invitational on Friday.
Kenny Williams scored 15 points as five Tar Heels reached double figures and North Carolina (6-1) settled for a split in its Las Vegas trip.
Kris Wilkes led UCLA (4-2) with 22 points as he converted 7 of 10 from the field.
Thanks to 57 percent shooting in the second half, North Carolina, which trailed early, took the lead for good on a dunk by Nassir Little with 11:58 left in the game that made it 63-62.
UCLA freshman center Moses Brown fouled out with 7:40 left. He finished with seven points and four rebounds.
North Carolina now leads the all-time series 9-3 in a game between teams that have combined for 18 national championships.
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