Evansville, Ind. - The University of Southern Indiana held visiting UVa-Wise to 28.8 percent shooting from the field and just 12 first half points en route to a 70-51victory at the Bill Joergens Memorial Classic on Friday.
In the victory, Southern Indiana grabbed 21 offensive rebounds while enjoying a 51-33 advantage on the glass. In addition, the Screaming Eagles' bench outscored the Cavaliers 37-9 while shooting 41.7 percent from the field as a team.
Individually, UVa-Wise was led by James Turner who finished with 16 points and eight rebounds. The junior was three of six from beyond the three point line while connecting on five of six free throw attempts. Freshman Charles George had his second consecutive strong game for the Cavs as he finished with 14 points on five of nine shooting.
The contest counted as an exhibition for the Cavs while the Screaming Eagles counted the game as a regular season game. UVa-Wise will be back in action on Saturday when the team plays Bellarmine University at 6:15 p.m. Bellarmine defeated Philander Smith 82-69 in the opening game of the classic.