Southern Illinois gets victory against Missouri State
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Lance Jones’ 11 points helped Southern Illinois defeat Missouri State 61-57 on Saturday.
Jones shot 4 for 12, including 3 for 9 from beyond the arc for the Salukis (16-5, 8-2 Missouri Valley Conference). Jawaun Newton added 10 points while finishing 4 of 6 from the floor, and he also had six rebounds. Marcus Domask and Xavier Johnson also had 10 points.
Jonathan Mogbo led the Bears (10-10, 6-4) in scoring, finishing with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Bryan Trimble Jr. added 12 points and six rebounds for Missouri State.
Southern Illinois went into the half leading Missouri State 30-25. Newton scored eight points in the half. Southern Illinois used an 8-0 run in the second half to build an 11-point lead at 53-42 with 5:56 left in the half before finishing off the win.
Both teams next play Tuesday. Southern Illinois hosts Murray State while Missouri State hosts UIC.
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