SIU Beats Miami in OT


By WSIL Sports

CARBONDALE -- SIU senior Jeff Early scored a career best 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Salukis to a 74-68 overtime win over Miami (OH) Saturday afternoon at SIU Arena.

Early made a game-tying buzzer-beating jumper as regulation ended to send it to overtime. The Salukis (12-16) outscored the RedHawks (8-17) 18-12 in the overtime to secure the win. Desmar Jackson added 17 points to go along with nine points from Kendal Brown-Surles, who made three 3s.

The Salukis have now won four straight home games for the first time since 2009.
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