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>> Missouri Valley Conference Tournament - Recap - Southern Illinois Defeats Northern Iowa 63-58
Desmar Jackson scored 23 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Southern Illinois over Northern Iowa, 63-58, on Friday at Scottrade Center.
Southern Illinois was an underdog by 5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors.
Southern Illinois got 16 points from Anthony Beane and another 9 points from Tyler Smithpeters. Tyler Smithpeters contributed 3 assists, while Desmar Jackson cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Northern Iowa got 15 points from Seth Tuttle in a losing cause and another 10 points from Nate Buss. Wes Washpun contributed 4 assists for them, while Seth Tuttle had 17 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Southern Illinois were victorious, as the score was 36-18 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Northern Iowa as they grabbed 45 boards, while Southern Illinois only had 35.