Missouri State vs Southern Illinois

S. Illinois 62, Missouri St. 54

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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Jeff Early scored 20 points and Desmar Jackson added 11 as Southern Illinois defeated Missouri State 62-54 on Saturday night.

The Salukis (11-15, 4-11 Missouri Valley), who snapped a seven-game losing streak in the series, scored the game's first 10 points, never trailed and shot 51.2 percent (22 of 43) from the floor.

Anthony Downing had 20 points and Christian Kirk 13 for the Bears (8-19, 6-9).

Missouri State trailed by nine points at intermission but got within 40-38 midway through the second half. But the Bears then went scoreless for a stretch of 6:01, enabling Southern Illinois to take permanent control.

Anthony Beane scored five points and T.J. Lindsay hit a 3-pointer during a 10-0 run. Beane's three-point play made the score 50-38 with five minutes remaining, and Missouri State got no closer than six points the rest of the way.

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Missouri State Bears
K. Pickens, F373-30-08246
G. Thurman, F143-70-02016
A. Downing, G408-162-233120
M. Marshall, G331-74-43217
N. Scheer, G190-20-01050
C. Kirk284-75-651213
D. Williams201-30-22022
D. Wilson50-00-00000
T. Aromona40-10-00010
Totals 20-4611-142581754
 43.5%78.6% 
Southern Illinois Salukis
D. Daniels, F253-42-45118
K. Brown-Surles, G381-21-13014
J. Early, G388-124-432120
T. Lindsay, G262-40-01115
D. Jackson, G244-83-424311
A. Beane, Jr.283-92-35128
D. Drinkard141-30-02022
J. Pendleton70-14-42114
Totals 22-4316-2025101262
 51.2%80% 
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Evansville9-924-12119
Loyola-Chi.8-1024-13123
Drake6-129-22269
Missouri St.5-1311-20247
So. Illinois4-1412-21278
Bradley3-159-24288
 
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