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Illinois State vs Southern Illinois Final: 66-48 - Recap

Zach Lofton scored 18 points leading Illinois State to a 66-48 victory over Southern Illinois at Redbird Arena on Sunday.

Bettors who backed Illinois State were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 6 at sportsbooks.

Bobby Hunter had 15 points for Illinois State and Daishon Knight chipped in with 8 points. Kaza Keane had 5 assists for them, while Paris Lee was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Southern Illinois got 19 points from Desmar Jackson in a losing cause and another 8 points from Sean O'Brien. Sean O'Brien contributed 3 assists for them, while Sean O'Brien had 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Illinois State were victorious, as the score was 38-31 at the break.

Illinois State had a 37-35 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.