Recap - Southern Illinois Defeats Northern Iowa 63-57
Southern Illinois grabbed a 63-57 win over Northern Iowa on Wednesday, behind an 18-point effort from Desmar Jackson at SIU Arena.
Bettors who backed Southern Illinois were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 2.5 at sportsbooks.
Southern Illinois got 14 points from Jeff Early and another 9 points from Anthony Beane, Jr.. Jalen Pendleton contributed 3 assists, while Jeff Early cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Northern Iowa got 18 points from Marc Sonnen in a losing cause and another 12 points from Jake Koch. Deon Mitchell contributed 8 assists for them, while Seth Tuttle had 9 rebounds.
Southern Illinois hit the break leading 39-24 before taking care of business in the second half.
Northern Iowa won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-30.