The Western Illinois Leathernecks saw their season come to a disheartening end on Tuesday night with a 52-50 overtime loss to South Dakota St. in the Summit League Tournament championship game. The Jackrabbits improve to 27-7 overall and 15-3 in the conference with the win. Western Illinois drops to 18-14, 9-9 with the loss.
The game was characterized by strong defensive play that caused low shooting percentages for both teams. The Jackrabbits shot just 19-of-54 (35 percent) from the floor in the win, while Western Illinois finished 21-of-52 (40.4 percent).
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