SIU Men's Basketball Falls To St. Bonaventure

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By WSIL Sports

FORT MYERS -- St. Bonaventure rolled past SIU 83-71 on the opening night of the Golf Coast Showcase. The Bonnies made 10-of-21 shots from three point range in the victory.

St. Bonaventure led 40-30 at halftime and never relinquished its lead in the second half. 

Southern was led in scoring by Desmar Jackson, who finished with 25 points. Jalen Pendleton made his first start this season and finished the game with 13 points.

St. Bonaventure's Matthew Wright had a huge night on the offensive end. He led all scorers with 32 points.

SIU dropped to 1-4 on the season, while St. Bonaventure improved to 4-1. The Salukis will play their second game of the tournament against Stetson (0-6) on Tuesday at 1:30 pm.

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