Recap - Southern Illinois Defeats Evansville 61-56

Anthony Beane scored 22 points leading Southern Illinois to a 61-56 victory over Evansville at Ford Center on Saturday.

Southern Illinois was the ATS victor, as they covered the 1-point spread as an underdog.

Desmar Jackson had 15 points for Southern Illinois and Bola Olaniyan chipped in with 8 points. Sean O'Brien had 3 assists for them, while Bola Olaniyan was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Evansville got 19 points from Egidijus Mockevicius in a losing cause and another 11 points from Blake Simmons. D.J. Balentine contributed 7 assists for them, while Egidijus Mockevicius had 11 rebounds.

Southern Illinois led at halftime, 29-23.

Southern Illinois had a 45-26 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.