Scores

Final

S Illinois 72

(1-0, 1-0 away)

New Orleans 55

(1-1, 1-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, November 12, 2012

    Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    SIU 42 3072
    UNO 26 2955

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: J. Early 27 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    New Orleans: C. Dixon 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl

    S. Illinois 72, New Orleans 55

    Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS -- Jeff Early obliterated his previous career best with 27 points as the Salukis took a 72-55 victory from New Orleans Monday night in a nonconference affair.

    Early, whose previous high was 18 points, made 11 of 16 shots and pulled down 12 rebounds -- also a career high.

    Desmar Jackson joined Early in double figures with 17 points.

    The win was the first for new Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson.

    The Salukis (1-0) opened on an 11-0 scoring run, and led 26-6 nine minutes in.

    Southern Illinois won despite making 1 of 8 3-point tries. The Salukis shot 50.9 percent (28 of 55) from the field, and dominated on the glass with a 36-18 rebounding advantage.

    Cory Dixon paced New Orleans (1-1) with 15 points. The Privateers shot 35.4 percent (17 of 48), including just 8.3 percent (1 of 12) from beyond the arc.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    UNO
    Points 72 55
    FG Made-Attempted 28-55 (.509) 17-48 (.354)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-8 (.125) 1-12 (.083)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-18 (.833) 20-33 (.606)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 24 0

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