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.