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Missouri State Falls 62-54 Against Southern Illinois - Game Recap

Jeff Early scored 20 points leading Southern Illinois to a 62-54 victory over Missouri State at SIU Arena on Saturday.

Bettors who backed Southern Illinois were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 5.5 at sportsbooks.

Southern Illinois got 11 points from Desmar Jackson and another 8 points from Dantiel Daniels. Desmar Jackson contributed 4 assists, while Dantiel Daniels cleaned the glass with 5 rebounds.

Missouri State got 20 points from Anthony Downing in a losing cause and another 13 points from Christian Kirk. Anthony Downing contributed 3 assists for them, while Keith Pickens had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Southern Illinois were victorious, as the score was 31-22 at the break.