Miami (Ohio) vs Southern Illinois

S. Illinois 74, Miami (Ohio) 68


CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Jeff Early had 31 points on 11-of-17 shooting, grabbed 12 rebounds and Southern Illinois won its BracketBuster game by beating Miami (Ohio) in overtime Saturday 74-68.

Down 56-54 and the clock winding down, Early hit a jumper with 1 second left to tie it at the end of regulation and send the two teams to overtime. He added a 3-pointer with 3:43 remaining in overtime to give Southern Illinois (12-16) a 59-58 lead and the Salukis never trailed again.

Desmar Jackson added 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Salukis, which shot 44.3 percent from the field including nine 3-pointers and scored 24 points off 17 Miami (Ohio) turnovers.

Reggie Johnson scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Redhawks (8-17) and Allen Roberts chipped in with 14.

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Miami (Ohio) RedHawks
W. Felder, F262-53-36017
D. McGhee, C181-50-04112
A. Roberts, G334-124-432214
R. Johnson, G298-132-460318
G. McKnight, G253-62-44038
Q. Rollins, G281-31-41143
J. Harris, F254-70-07149
V. Legarza, C201-32-36204
W. Sullivan, G110-00-00100
J. Sewell, G-F101-20-00013
Total 25-5614-223981968
Southern Illinois Salukis
J. Early, G4111-177-9121231
D. Daniels, F302-50-45134
D. Jackson, G366-134-884317
K. Brown-Surles, G283-90-02349
T. Lindsay, G232-50-01115
A. Beane, G321-70-00232
D. Drinkard, F150-00-03000
J. Pendleton, G132-40-01026
C. Long, G70-10-00010
Total 27-6111-2136121974
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kent St.12-623-1294
Bowling Green12-721-12109
Miami (Ohio)8-1113-19230
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
C. Michigan12-623-970
W. Michigan11-819-14120
E. Michigan9-1021-14140
N. Illinois8-1114-16186
Ball St.2-177-23284

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
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SHU 61 Final
LOU 79
USM 73 Final
UM 65 Final
OKST 73 Final
WVU 57
VCU 75 Final
XAV 71
WSU 56 Final
NMEX 91 Final
CSU 82
TCU 48 Final
KAN 74
GTOWN 57 Final
SYR 46
MU 56 Final
USD 50 Final
ARK 54 Final
FLA 71
STAN 66 Final
ORE 77
KSU 81 Final
TEX 69