NCAA Game Summary - Southern Illinois at Missouri State
(Saturday, January 25th)
Final Score: Missouri State 69, Southern Illinois 63
Springfield, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Jarmar Gulley posted a double-double
with 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Missouri State Bears over the
Southern Illinois Salukis, 69-63, in Missouri Valley Conference action at
For the Bears (14-6, 4-4 MVC), Gavin Thurman added 14 points, Dorrian Williams
finished with 13 points and Austin Ruder chipped in with 12 points.
Desmar Jackson led the Salukis (6-15, 2-6) with a game-high 18 points, while
Tyler Smithpeters scored 16 and Anthony Beane finished with 11.
MSU shot 43.5 percent from the field in the first half, including 4-of-9 from
3-point range, as the Bears led at halftime, 29-27. SIU made just 36.7 percent
of its field goal attempts in the half, with 3-of-8 coming from beyond the
In the second half, both teams got hot from the field. The Bears connected on
57.9 percent of their field goal tries and the Salukis hit on 60 percent, with
both squads knocking down three 3-pointers in the period. Trailing 51-48 with
under nine minutes to play, the Bears used a 8-0 run to go ahead for good and
held on for the home victory.
The Bears got the better production from their bench, with their reserves
outscoring their counterparts', 24-4. MSU also finished with a scoring edge
from the free-throw line, 20-11.
01/25 22:48:59 ET
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