Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
Salukis Top Trees, Win First Valley Game
CARBONDALE -- The streak is over at nine.
SIU (8-8, 1-4) won its first Missouri Valley Conference game in 10 tries Saturday night, beating Indiana State 76-71 at SIU Arena.
The Salukis were led by junior guard Desmar Jackson, who scored a career high 29 points, including a stretch of 15-straight points in the second half.
The Sycamores (10-6, 3-2) shot just 41 percent from the floor, including 26 percent from beyond the arc.
The victory matches SIU's win total from last season. The Dawgs travel to Bradley Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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