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Southern Illinois vs New Orleans

S. Illinois 72, New Orleans 55

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jeff Early obliterated his previous career best with 27 points as the Salukis took a 72-55 victory from New Orleans Monday night in a nonconference affair.

Early, whose previous high was 18 points, made 11 of 16 shots and pulled down 12 rebounds - also a career high.

Desmar Jackson joined Early in double figures with 17 points.

The win was the first for new Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson.

The Salukis (1-0) opened on an 11-0 scoring run, and led 26-6 nine minutes in.

Southern Illinois won despite making 1 of 8 3-point tries. The Salukis shot 50.9 percent (28 of 55) from the field, and dominated on the glass with a 36-18 rebounding advantage.

Cory Dixon paced New Orleans (1-1) with 15 points. The Privateers shot 35.4 percent (17 of 48), including just 8.3 percent (1 of 12) from beyond the arc.

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New Orleans (1-1)262955

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Southern Illinois Salukis
A. Bryer, F214-40-02048
K. Brown-Surles, G362-42-23536
J. Early, G3111-165-7121327
T. Lindsay, G290-20-05210
D. Jackson, G245-137-862517
A. Beane, Jr.242-80-02115
D. Drinkard172-50-04144
J. Pendleton91-20-01112
J. Swan91-11-11133
C. Long00-00-00000
Totals 28-5515-1843142572
 50.9%83.3% 
New Orleans Privateers
L. Cook, F324-71-21009
E. Denard, F91-23-51035
C. Blake, G253-94-530110
R. Nelson, G241-52-43644
T. McPhearson, G231-30-12012
C. Dixon265-85-1030215
M. Banchy181-30-00033
E. Ganapamo141-53-41015
I. Mack130-40-00110
K. Hill70-12-24022
D. Williams60-10-00100
M. County30-00-00000
Totals 17-4820-332581855
 35.4%60.6% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-127-311
N. Iowa16-227-314
Illinois St.11-719-1177
Indiana St.11-715-15175
Evansville9-919-11111
Loyola-Chi.8-1018-12135
Drake6-129-21246
Missouri St.5-1311-19227
So. Illinois4-1411-20285
Bradley3-158-23297

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SF Austin14-124-463
Sam Houston13-222-693
Nwestern St.11-416-10179
Texas A&M-CC11-516-12213
Incarn Word9-617-8155
Lamar9-715-13218
Hou. Baptist6-911-14291
SE Louisiana6-99-19315
McNeese St.6-1012-15281
New Orleans5-109-15313
Nicholls St.4-117-18329
Abilene Christian3-129-19326
C. Arkansas2-132-24349
 
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