Jackson Hits Game Winner, Salukis Beat Bulldogs


By WSIL Sports

CARBONDALE -- Desmar Jackson hit a fadeaway 3 with 12 seconds left as SIU beat Fresno State 57-54 at SIU Arena as part of the MVC/Mountain West Challenge Wednesday night.

The Salukis (4-1) sent the crowd of more than 5,000 home happy. It was the biggest attendance at SIU Arena since 2011. SIU is off to its best start since 2006.

Jackson led all scorers with 25 points, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. Jeff Early had his second career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

SIU returns to the court next Wednesday at Western Kentucky.
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