The Salukis have a lot of improving to do if it wants to punch their ticket to New York.
- Rebound. The Minutemen have out-rebounded SIU 26-14 in the first half. Want to know what's worse? That they have 10 offensive boards compared to the 5 SIU has.
- Get to the charity stripe. The Salukis are perfect from the free-throw line, but it's not helping of they've only gone to the line four times. UMass has gone 12 times, but has only hit 7 of 12.
- See the 3. Be the 3. Hit the 3. SIU has been shut out from the 3-point line, going 0-for-8 from downtown.