Scores

Final

S Illinois 63

(14-18, 9-9 MVC)

Northern Iowa 58

(16-15, 10-8 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    9:35 PM ET, March 7, 2014

    Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri

    1 2 T
    SIU 36 2763
    UNI 18 4058

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: D. Jackson 23 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 6 Stl, 1 Blk

    Northern Iowa: S. Tuttle 15 Pts, 17 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

    Salukis get by Panthers 63-58 in MVC quarterfinals

    Associated Press

    SAINT LOUIS, Mo. -- Desmar Jackson had 23 points and 11 rebounds as sixth-seeded Southern Illinois squandered a 19-point second-half lead on Friday night, but held on to beat No. 3 seed Northern Iowa 63-58.

    Anthony Beane added 16 points for SIU (14-18) which extended a 36-18 halftime lead to 43-24 early in the second half and was still leading 52-41 on Davante Drinkard's jumper with 6:18 left. UNI (16-15) rattled off 11 straight points over the next three minutes to tie the game at 52.

    But the Panthers never took the lead as Southern Illinois scored five straight to take the lead for good and UNI missed all five of its 3-point attempts in the final two minutes.

    Seth Tuttle had 15 points, 17 rebounds and four blocked shots for UNI.

    The victory advances the Salukis to the Missouri Valley Conference semifinals where they will face No. 2 seed Indiana State on Saturday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    UNI
    Points 63 58
    FG Made-Attempted 22-56 (.393) 20-57 (.351)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 4-22 (.182)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-20 (.650) 14-22 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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