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Southern Illinois vs Loyola of Chicago Recap - Southern Illinois Wins 71-67

Southern Illinois vs Loyola of Chicago Recap - Southern Illinois Wins 71-67

Southern Illinois got a 31-point performance from Desmar Jackson as Southern Illinois handed Loyola of Chicago a 71-67 defeat on Wednesday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Southern Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4-point spread as underdogs.

Southern Illinois got 15 points from Anthony Beane and another 14 points from Jalen Pendleton. Desmar Jackson contributed 6 assists, while Sean O'Brien cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Loyola of Chicago got 21 points from Christian Thomas in a losing cause and another 17 points from Milton Doyle. Jeff White contributed 6 assists for them, while Christian Thomas had 12 rebounds.

Southern Illinois hit the break leading 36-35 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Loyola of Chicago as they grabbed 29 boards, while Southern Illinois only had 27.