Southern Illinois vs Drake

S. Illinois 66, Drake 63

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Jeff Early scored four points in the final 16 seconds to help preserve Southern Illinois' 66-63 victory over Drake on Saturday night.

Early finished with a game-high 26 points and had three steals.

Southern Illinois (14-16, 6-12 Missouri Valley) also got 15 points from Desmar Jackson, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Drake (14-16, 7-11), which is expected to face Bradley in the conference tournament this week, got 15 points from Ben Simons and 12 from Jordan Clarke. Simons had four 3-pointers.

Southern Illinois won despite making just 5 of 9 free throws for the game. Early converted 4 of 5.

Southern Illinois had an 18-5 scoring edge off turnovers.

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Southern Illinois Salukis
D. Daniels, F243-40-03046
J. Early, G3511-194-562226
K. Brown-Surles, G292-30-01216
T. Lindsay, G281-40-02113
D. Jackson, G276-111-231315
A. Beane, Jr.211-40-01122
J. Pendleton194-90-06218
D. Drinkard120-00-21040
D. Taylor50-00-00010
Totals 28-545-92491966
 51.9%55.6% 
Drake Bulldogs
B. Simons, F345-91-314115
J. Clarke, F315-72-260412
S. VanDeest, C301-33-63015
C. Hines, G343-71-21009
R. Carter, G201-41-22133
M. Mason202-42-23517
J. Jeffers151-40-03203
J. King101-24-41146
G. Ricks Jr.61-10-00003
Totals 20-4114-2124131463
 48.8%66.7% 
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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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