Southern Illinois vs Drake Final: 66-63 - Recap
|Southern Illinois vs Drake Final: 66-63 - Recap|
Jeff Early scored 26 points for Southern Illinois on Saturday, leading them to a 66-63 victory over Drake at Knapp Center.
Southern Illinois was a 5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.
Southern Illinois got 15 points from Desmar Jackson and another 8 points from Jalen Pendleton. Kendal Brown-Surles contributed 2 assists, while Jeff Early cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.
Drake got a 15-point performance from Ben Simons, who was supported by 12 points from Jordan Clarke. Micah Mason had 5 assists in a losing cause for Drake, while Jordan Clarke grabbed 6 rebounds.
Southern Illinois hit the break trailing 32-30 before taking care of business in the second half.