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Southern Illinois Defeats Ball State 66-58 - Recap

Jalen Pendleton scored 21 points leading Southern Illinois to a 66-58 victory over Ball State at SIU Arena on Saturday.

Southern Illinois was a 6-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Southern Illinois got 19 points from Desmar Jackson and another 10 points from Sean O'Brien. Marcus Fillyaw contributed 4 assists, while Sean O'Brien cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Ball State got 15 points from Zavier Turner in a losing cause and another 10 points from Mark Alstork. Mark Alstork contributed 3 assists for them, while Majok Majok had 8 rebounds.

Southern Illinois hit the break leading 38-37 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Ball State as they grabbed 29 boards, while Southern Illinois only had 28.