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Southern Illinois Downs Indiana State 76-71 - Match Report

Southern Illinois got a 29-point performance from Desmar Jackson as they ran past Indiana State 76-71 on Saturday at SIU Arena.

Southern Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1-point spread as favorites.

Southern Illinois got 11 points from Anthony Beane, Jr. and another 9 points from Jalen Pendleton. Kendal Brown-Surles contributed 4 assists, while Jeff Early cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.

Indiana State got a 16-point performance from Manny Arop, who was supported by 15 points from Jake Odum. Jake Odum had 6 assists in a losing cause for Indiana State, while Khristian Smith grabbed 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Southern Illinois were victorious, as the score was 31-27 at the break.

Southern Illinois won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 36-34.