Illinois State vs Southern Illinois Recap - Southern Illinois Wins 66-65

Illinois State vs Southern Illinois Recap - Southern Illinois Wins 66-65

Southern Illinois earned a 66-65 victory over Illinois State on Saturday, getting 21 points from Anthony Beane at SIU Arena.

Southern Illinois earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 3-point spread.

Desmar Jackson had 18 points for Southern Illinois and Tyler Smithpeters chipped in with 11 points. Anthony Beane had 3 assists for them, while Bola Olaniyan was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Illinois State got a 15-point performance from Daishon Knight, who was supported by 13 points from Bobby Hunter. Nick Zeisloft had 2 assists in a losing cause for Illinois State, while Daishon Knight grabbed 5 rebounds.

Southern Illinois trailed at halftime, 36-33.

The rebound battle favored Southern Illinois as they grabbed 43 boards, while Illinois State only had 21.