Missouri State vs Southern Illinois

S. Illinois 62, Missouri St. 54


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
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
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-130-517
N. Iowa16-231-414
Illinois St.11-722-1362
Indiana St.11-715-16190
Missouri St.5-1311-20247
So. Illinois4-1412-21278
Other games
ND 54 Final
PITT 69 Final
MU 79
UK 58 Final
FLA 83 Final
AUB 52
OKLA 79 Final
PUR 55 Final
IND 83
CSU 89 Final
AF 86
BUTL 68 Final
GONZ 71 Final
SF 61
DUKE 81 Final
MD 83
BAYL 61 Final
KSU 81
ORE 79 Final
WSU 77
MEMP 71 Final
MIST 73 Final
NEB 64
SYR 76 Final
SHU 65
BOISE 50 Final
TEX 47 Final
KAN 73