SIU Stuns Northern Iowa on Late Shot 68-66
CARBONDALE-- After racing out to an early 6-0 lead, SIU basketball dug themselves a seventeen point hole in the first half. Salukis kept fighting and chipped away at a double-digit deficit in the second half. Dawgs closed the game on a 14-2 run and got a late baseline go-ahead jumper from Desmar Jackson, to grab a 68-66 lead. Northern Iowa's last second shot rimmed out, as SIU pulled the upset to improve to (2-3) in conference play and pick up their first MVC home win. Salukis were led by Desmar Jackson's double-double 19 pts, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, and 3 blocks.
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