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Recap - Southern Illinois Defeats Loyola of Chicago 81-76

Anthony Beane scored 27 points for Southern Illinois on Saturday, leading them to an 81-76 victory over Loyola of Chicago at SIU Arena.

Southern Illinois earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 5.5-point spread.

Southern Illinois got 20 points from Desmar Jackson and another 12 points from Jalen Pendleton. Desmar Jackson contributed 5 assists, while Bola Olaniyan cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.

Loyola of Chicago got 27 points from Milton Doyle in a losing cause and another 16 points from Jeff White. Jeff White contributed 5 assists for them, while Christian Thomas had 7 rebounds.

Southern Illinois hit the break trailing 35-30 before taking care of business in the second half.

Southern Illinois had a 32-26 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.