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Evansville vs Southern Illinois

S. Illinois 65, Evansville 56

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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Jeff Early scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and Southern Illinois won for only the third time since the calendar turned to 2013 with a 65-56 victory over Evansville on Wednesday night.

Southern Illinois (10-15, 3-11 Missouri Valley), which is only 3-10 since the New Year, shot 46.7 percent from the floor and saw its bench outscore Evansville's bench 26-9. Jalen Pendleton and Anthony Beane Jr. were a part of that bench, scoring 12 points apiece.

The Salukis led 31-30 at halftime but used a 17-4 run to begin the second half capped off by an Early 3-pointer to make it 48-34 with 11:11 remaining in the contest.

Colt Ryan scored 21 points on 7-of-15 shooting including five 3-pointers and grabbed four rebounds to lead Evansville (14-12, 7-7), which beat the Salukis 85-68 in the previous meeting Jan. 5.

Troy Taylor had 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Purple Aces.

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Scoreboard
Evansville (14-12)302656
Southern Illinois (10-15) «313465
 
Evansville Aces
L. Jones, F223-61-20237
E. Mockevicius, C142-20-02014
C. Ryan, G397-152-241321
T. Taylor, G324-92-254410
N. Cox, G242-30-02555
D. Balentine252-90-01215
R. Sawvell142-40-04114
J. Moore110-10-24010
J. Nelson100-30-00130
A. Wing90-20-02120
Totals 22-545-826172456
 40.7%62.5% 
Southern Illinois Salukis
J. Early, F315-113-4100114
D. Daniels, F234-61-46029
K. Brown-Surles, G342-70-02015
D. Jackson, G293-82-35238
T. Lindsay, G241-20-01213
A. Beane, Jr.262-46-821312
J. Pendleton173-65-1031412
D. Drinkard151-10-06012
C. Long10-00-00000
Totals 21-4517-293861665
 46.7%58.6% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Wichita St.18-035-1
Indiana St.12-623-11
N. Iowa10-816-15
Missouri St.9-920-13
Illinois St.9-918-16
So. Illinois9-914-19
Bradley7-1112-20
Drake6-1215-16
Evansville6-1214-19
Loyola-Chi.4-1410-22
 
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