CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Desmar Jackson scored 25 points to lead Southern Illinois past Fresno State 57-54 on Wednesday night.
Jackson hit a 3-pointer at the 13 second mark to give Southern Illinois (4-1) the win. Jackson was 3 of 4 from 3-point range and had eight rebounds.
Southern Illinois led 26-21 at halftime.
At 1:23 remaining in the second half, Fresno State was up 1 off a pair of free throws by Kevin Foster. Jackson would make one of two free throws, tying the game gain at 54.
After a missed jumper by the Bulldogs (3-3) and a timeout by Southern Illinois, Jackson would make his game-winning 3-point shot.
Jeff Early scored 14 and led Southern Illinois with 10 rebounds.
Allen Huddleston scored 12 points and Harris 11 for the Bulldogs. Foster had 10 rebounds.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.