Salukis Win Exhibition Opener

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By WSIL Sports

CARBONDALE -- The SIU men's basketball team won its exhibition opener Saturday night, beating Missouri-St. Louis 71-66.

Desmar Jackson led all scorers with 29. Anthony Beane added 21 for the Dawgs, who had seven players making their Division I debut.

The Salukis were originally slated to play Harris-Stowe, but when the school notified SIU Friday that their players were not certified, SIU was left scrambling and wound up adding UMSL on short notice.

SIU will wrap up exhibition play next Saturday night.
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