Southern Illinois vs New Orleans

S. Illinois 72, New Orleans 55

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jeff Early obliterated his previous career best with 27 points as the Salukis took a 72-55 victory from New Orleans Monday night in a nonconference affair.

Early, whose previous high was 18 points, made 11 of 16 shots and pulled down 12 rebounds - also a career high.

Desmar Jackson joined Early in double figures with 17 points.

The win was the first for new Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson.

The Salukis (1-0) opened on an 11-0 scoring run, and led 26-6 nine minutes in.

Southern Illinois won despite making 1 of 8 3-point tries. The Salukis shot 50.9 percent (28 of 55) from the field, and dominated on the glass with a 36-18 rebounding advantage.

Cory Dixon paced New Orleans (1-1) with 15 points. The Privateers shot 35.4 percent (17 of 48), including just 8.3 percent (1 of 12) from beyond the arc.

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Scoreboard
Southern Illinois (1-0) «423072
New Orleans (1-1)262955

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Southern Illinois Salukis
A. Bryer, F214-40-02048
K. Brown-Surles, G362-42-23536
J. Early, G3111-165-7121327
T. Lindsay, G290-20-05210
D. Jackson, G245-137-862517
A. Beane, Jr.242-80-02115
D. Drinkard172-50-04144
J. Pendleton91-20-01112
J. Swan91-11-11133
C. Long00-00-00000
Totals 28-5515-1843142572
 50.9%83.3% 
New Orleans Privateers
L. Cook, F324-71-21009
E. Denard, F91-23-51035
C. Blake, G253-94-530110
R. Nelson, G241-52-43644
T. McPhearson, G231-30-12012
C. Dixon265-85-1030215
M. Banchy181-30-00033
E. Ganapamo141-53-41015
I. Mack130-40-00110
K. Hill70-12-24022
D. Williams60-10-00100
M. County30-00-00000
Totals 17-4820-332581855
 35.4%60.6% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Loyola-Chi.0-05-0178
Valparaiso0-05-051
Bradley0-05-162
Evansville0-05-166
N. Iowa0-04-1166
Drake0-03-191
Missouri St.0-04-2144
So. Illinois0-02-1152
Illinois St.0-03-2116
Indiana St.0-02-3174

Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Lamar0-04-1176
SF Austin0-04-1332
Incarn Word0-03-1351
C. Arkansas0-03-2167
Abil Chr.0-02-2329
Nicholls St.0-02-2318
Sam Houston0-02-2349
McNeese St.0-02-3303
SE Louisiana0-02-392
Texas A&M-CC0-01-3163
Hou. Baptist0-01-4287
Nwestern St.0-01-4198
New Orleans0-00-3238
 
Other games
BUF 68 Final
FSU 95
NDST 61 Final
IND 87
MONM 57 Final
ND 84
NFLA 66 Final
MEMP 81
IUPU 54 Final
MICH 91
NAU 54 Final
UNLV 92
WVU 50 Final
GONZ 84