SIU Falls On Road to Miami
OXFORD -- SIU held a one point lead with 44 seconds to go in its game against Miami (Ohio). However, the Salukis weren't able to hold on to that lead as Miami pulled out the 67-65 win.
SIU was led by senior Desmar Jackson, who poured in 27 points and pulled down 9 rebounds in the loss. Jalen Pendleton added 13 points off the bench.
SIU struggled from long range as the Salukis made just 3-of-17 three point attempts.
The Salukis played without their head coach Barry Hinson. Hinson was on leave after his son-in-law passed away on Christmas.
The Salukis drop to 4-9 on the season.
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