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Drake Defeats Southern Illinois 61-56 - Recap

Drake got 12 points from Chris Hines as they ran past Southern Illinois 61-56 on Wednesday at SIU Arena.

Drake was a 4-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Drake got 11 points from Jordan Clarke and another 10 points from Joey King. Ben Simons contributed 2 assists, while Seth VanDeest cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Southern Illinois got 15 points from Desmar Jackson in a losing cause and another 11 points from T.J. Lindsay. Desmar Jackson contributed 6 assists for them, while Desmar Jackson had 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Drake were victorious, as the score was 34-28 at the break.

Drake had a 30-28 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.