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Southern Illinois Downs Northern Iowa 68-66 - Match Report

Southern Illinois got 19 points from Desmar Jackson en route to a 68-66 victory over Northern Iowa on Tuesday at SIU Arena.

Southern Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6-point spread as underdogs.

Southern Illinois got 15 points from Sean O'Brien and another 14 points from Anthony Beane. Desmar Jackson contributed 4 assists, while Desmar Jackson cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Northern Iowa got 24 points from Seth Tuttle in a losing cause and another 12 points from Matt Bohannon. Deon Mitchell contributed 3 assists for them, while Seth Tuttle had 9 rebounds.

Southern Illinois hit the break trailing 36-25 before taking care of business in the second half.

Southern Illinois had a 36-26 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.