Scores

Final

Northern Iowa 66

(9-8, 3-2 MVC)

S Illinois 68

(6-12, 2-3 MVC)

8:05 PM ET, January 14, 2014

SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

1 2 T
UNI 36 3066
SIU 25 4368

Top Performers

Northern Iowa: S. Tuttle 24 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast

Southern Illinois: D. Jackson 19 Pts, 11 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

Southern Illinois rallies past Northern Iowa 68-66

Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Desmar Jackson hit a go-ahead jumper with six seconds left and blocked the ensuing layup attempt to complete Southern Illinois' 68-66 come-from-behind victory over Northern Iowa Tuesday night.

Northern Iowa (9-8, 3-2 Missouri Valley Conference) used a 28-7 run to race out to a 36-19 lead in the first half.

The Salukis (6-12, 2-3) stormed back from a late 64-52 deficit as Sean O'Brien hit a 3-pointer and Jackson converted a three-point play to tie the game at 66 with 1:10 left.

After a Davante Drinkard block, Jackson sank a jumper and blocked Deon Mitchell in the final seconds. Chip Rank's putback couldn't find the net either.

Southern Illinois shot 46.2 percent, closing the game on a 16-2 surge. Jackson finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds, O'Brien had 15 points and Anthony Beane added 14.

The Panthers were led by Seth Tuttle with 24 points and nine rebounds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNI
SIU
Points 66 68
FG Made-Attempted 25-57 (.439) 24-52 (.462)
3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 5-11 (.455)
FT Made-Attempted 9-10 (.900) 15-16 (.938)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 14 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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