SIU Falls in MVC Tourney Semifinals

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 ST. LOUIS, Mo. -

SIU had a chance to force overtime in the closing seconds with Indiana State, but Desmar Jackson's three rimmed out.  The Salukis opened up a five point lead in the first half and led 30-29 at the break.

Jake Odum took over in the second half, scoring 17 of his 20 points and helping the Sycamores grab the lead.  Salukis got as close as one late and were led by Anthony Beane's 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists.  SIU's season comes to a close with the 62-59 semifinal loss.  

Salukis finish the year (14-19) and (9-9) in conference and tied for fourth place.  Dawgs return as many as four starters next year, including their second-leading scorer in Anthony Beane.  

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