Missouri Valley Conference Tournament - Southern Illinois vs Indiana State Wrap - Indiana State Wins 62-59
Jake Odum scored 20 points leading Indiana State to a 62-59 victory over Southern Illinois at Scottrade Center on Saturday.
Indiana State did not, however, defeat Southern Illinois against the spread, which closed at 4 at most sportsbooks.
Justin Gant had 13 points for Indiana State and Manny Arop chipped in with 10 points. Dawon Cummings had 2 assists for them, while Manny Arop was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.
Southern Illinois got 16 points from Anthony Beane in a losing cause and another 13 points from Tyler Smithpeters. Anthony Beane contributed 2 assists for them, while Bola Olaniyan had 7 rebounds.
Indiana State trailed at halftime, 30-29.
The rebound battle favored Southern Illinois as they grabbed 36 boards, while Indiana State only had 31.