SIU Beats Northern Iowa on Senior Night

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By WSIL Sports

CARBONDALE -- SIU sent its three seniors out in style, beating Northern Iowa 63-57 Wednesday night at SIU Arena.

SIU (13-16, 5-12) seniors Jeff Early, Kendal Brown-Surles and T.J. Lindsay combined to score 24 points to lead the Salukis to their fifth-straight home win. The Dawgs have now won five of their last seven games.

UNI (17-13, 10-7) shot just 25 percent from beyond the arc, going 8-32 for the game. SIU shot 35 percent from 3, and 41 percent from the field in the contest.

Desmar Jackson led the Salukis with 18 points and seven rebounds. Jeff Early added 14 points and eight boards.

The Salukis close out the regular season Saturday night at Drake. They are guaranteed to be the 10th seed at next week's Missouri Valley Conference tournament in St. Louis.
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