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Final

S Illinois 65

(7-3, 3-2 away)

Nicholls State 53

(1-7, 1-0 home)

    7:30 PM ET, December 21, 2012

    Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah

    1 2 T
    SIU 31 3465
    NICH 24 2953

    Top Performers

    Southern Illinois: D. Jackson 21 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Nicholls St: D. Thomas 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    S. Illinois 65, Nicholls 53

    Associated Press

    LOGAN, Utah -- Desmar Jackson scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Southern Illinois defeated Nicholls State 65-53 in the World Vision Basketball Challenge at Utah State.

    Jeff Early also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Southern Illinois (7-3), which had a 42-29 advantage on the glass. Dantiel Daniels chipped in with 13 points.

    Fred Hunter scored 14 points to lead Nicholls State (1-7) and Dantrell Thomas scored 13 points along with dishing out six assists.

    Southern Illinois had a 20-4 advantage in second-chance points and a 42-18 edge in scoring in the paint.

    Nicholls State shot just 36.2 percent from the floor for the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIU
    NICH
    Points 65 53
    FG Made-Attempted 24-58 (.414) 17-47 (.362)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-14 (.143) 5-18 (.278)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-22 (.682) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 0

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