Southern Illinois vs New Orleans

S. Illinois 72, New Orleans 55


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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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
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
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.16-226-947
Illinois St.12-618-14114
So. Illinois11-722-10138
N. Iowa11-723-1370
Indiana St.8-1015-17171
Missouri St.8-1013-19235

TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SF Austin18-028-661
Texas A&M-CC15-325-885
Incarn Word12-617-12163
Sam Houston12-618-16178
Hou. Baptist10-817-17225
SE Louisiana9-912-21331
Abil Chr.8-1013-18321
McNeese St.7-119-20341
New Orleans6-1210-20343
Nicholls St.6-1211-23313
C. Arkansas6-127-21338
Nwestern St.5-138-20344
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BUF 68 Final
FSU 95
NDST 61 Final
IND 87
MONM 57 Final
ND 84
NFLA 66 Final
IUPU 54 Final
NAU 54 Final
WVU 50 Final