Northern Iowa vs Southern Illinois

S. Illinois 63, N. Iowa 57

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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Desmar Jackson scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds, helping Southern Illinois to a 63-57 Senior Night victory over Northern Iowa on Wednesday.

Jeff Early, who along with Kendal Brown-Surles and T.J. Lindsay was playing his final home game for the Salukis (13-16, 5-12 Missouri Valley), added 14 points and eight rebounds. The three seniors were honored in a pregame ceremony.

Marc Sonnen scored 18 points for the Panthers (17-13, 10-7), and Jake Koch had 12. Northern Iowa outrebounded Southern Illinois 38-30 but committed 16 turnovers, which the Salukis turned into 17 points.

SIU never trailed but saw UNI pull within 48-43 on Marvin Singleton's 3-pointer with 4:43 left. The Salukis then made nine free throws in the final 2:50 to secure the victory.

Northern Iowa likely will be the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament, while Southern Illinois is locked in at No. 10.

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Northern Iowa Panthers
M. Sonnen, F386-142-250318
J. Koch, F324-113-461112
S. Tuttle, F253-52-29448
M. Bohannon, G330-70-04020
D. Mitchell, G273-72-328010
M. Singleton232-30-05025
C. Rank192-50-04014
A. Pehl30-10-02010
Totals 20-539-1138131457
 37.7%81.8% 
Southern Illinois Salukis
J. Early, F355-114-682014
D. Daniels, F222-30-00114
D. Jackson, G346-144-472018
T. Lindsay, G282-80-02215
K. Brown-Surles, G251-42-31235
A. Beane, Jr.254-71-25129
D. Drinkard172-31-23025
J. Pendleton141-50-03323
Totals 23-5512-1730131163
 41.8%70.6% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Illinois St.11-722-1362
Indiana St.11-715-16190
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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