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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.