CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Desmar Jackson scored 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds to pace Southern Illinois to a 76-71 victory over Indiana State on Saturday night.
Southern Illinois (8-8, 1-4 Missouri Valley) got 11 points from Anthony Beane Jr. and 13 rebounds from Jeff Early.
Indiana State remained within striking distance deep into the game.
R.J. Mahurin hit a jumper with 2:08 left to cut the deficit to 64-59, but Indiana State could not make much headway after that.
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