Miami (Ohio) vs Southern Illinois Wrap - Southern Illinois Wins 74-68

Miami (Ohio) vs Southern Illinois Wrap - Southern Illinois Wins 74-68

Miami (Ohio) was burned for 31 points by Jeff Early on Saturday as Southern Illinois picked up a 74-68 win at SIU Arena.

Southern Illinois did not, however, defeat Miami (Ohio) against the spread, which closed at 8.5 at most sportsbooks.

Southern Illinois got 17 points from Desmar Jackson and another 9 points from Kendal Brown-Surles. Desmar Jackson contributed 4 assists, while Jeff Early cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Miami (Ohio) got 18 points from Reggie Johnson in a losing cause and another 14 points from Allen Roberts. Allen Roberts contributed 2 assists for them, while Jon Harris had 7 rebounds.

Southern Illinois trailed at halftime, 26-25.

The rebound battle favored Miami (Ohio) as they grabbed 39 boards, while Southern Illinois only had 36.