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Missouri Valley Tournament - Recap - Missouri State Defeats Southern Illinois 61-53

Marcus Marshall scored 18 points leading Missouri State to a 61-53 victory over Southern Illinois at Scottrade Center on Thursday.

Missouri State was the ATS victor, as they covered the 3-point spread as an underdog.

Missouri State got 16 points from Anthony Downing and another 10 points from Christian Kirk. Marcus Marshall contributed 3 assists, while Christian Kirk cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Southern Illinois got 12 points from Desmar Jackson in a losing cause and another 12 points from Anthony Beane, Jr.. Kendal Brown-Surles contributed 3 assists for them, while Dantiel Daniels had 5 rebounds.

Missouri State led at halftime, 32-22.

Missouri State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 27-22.