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Recap - Southern Illinois Defeats Fresno State 57-54

Desmar Jackson scored 25 points for Southern Illinois on Wednesday, leading them to a 57-54 victory over Fresno State at SIU Arena.

Bettors who backed Southern Illinois were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 6.5.

Jeff Early had 14 points for Southern Illinois and Davante Drinkard chipped in with 5 points. T.J. Lindsay had 4 assists for them, while Jeff Early was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Fresno State got 12 points from Allen Huddleston in a losing cause and another 11 points from Marvelle Harris. Jerry Brown contributed 1 assists for them, while Kevin Foster had 10 rebounds.

Southern Illinois hit the break leading 26-21 before taking care of business in the second half.

Southern Illinois had a 31-29 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.