Scores

Final

Missouri State 54

(8-19, 6-9 MVC)

S Illinois 62

(11-15, 4-11 MVC)

Coverage: ESPN3

8:05 PM ET, February 16, 2013

SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

1 2 T
MOSU 22 3254
SIU 31 3162

Top Performers

Missouri State: A. Downing 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Southern Illinois: J. Early 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

S. Illinois 62, Missouri St. 54

Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Jeff Early scored 20 points and Desmar Jackson added 11 as Southern Illinois defeated Missouri State 62-54 on Saturday night.

The Salukis (11-15, 4-11 Missouri Valley), who snapped a seven-game losing streak in the series, scored the game's first 10 points, never trailed and shot 51.2 percent (22 of 43) from the floor.

Anthony Downing had 20 points and Christian Kirk 13 for the Bears (8-19, 6-9).

Missouri State trailed by nine points at intermission but got within 40-38 midway through the second half. But the Bears then went scoreless for a stretch of 6:01, enabling Southern Illinois to take permanent control.

Anthony Beane scored five points and T.J. Lindsay hit a 3-pointer during a 10-0 run. Beane's three-point play made the score 50-38 with five minutes remaining, and Missouri State got no closer than six points the rest of the way.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MOSU
SIU
Points 54 62
FG Made-Attempted 20-46 (.435) 22-43 (.512)
3P Made-Attempted 3-16 (.188) 2-12 (.167)
FT Made-Attempted 11-14 (.786) 16-20 (.800)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 12

2012-13 Season

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