Southern Illinois defeats Indiana State 79-60
CARBONDALE — Anthony Beane had 22 points while Sean O'Brien and Bola Olaniyan each had double-doubles to lead Southern Illinois past Indiana State 79-60.
Southern Illinois scored the final four points of the first half and the first nine points of the second to go ahead 34-16. Indiana State never mounted a challenge from there as the Salukis extended their lead to as much as 23.
Desmar Jackson had 16 points, Olaniyan scored 12 and O'Brien added 11 for SIU (7-15, 3-6 Missouri Valley). O'Brien and Olaniyan each had 12 rebounds.
Southern Illinois made up for 2-of-12 3-point shooting by shooting 52 percent overall and 25 of 38 on free throws. Indiana State was only 11 of 22 at the free-throw line.
Justin Gant had 14 points to lead Indiana State (16-5, 7-2) which remains alone in second in the MVC. Manny Arop had 12 points and Jake Odum added 11.
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