Fresnost 21 33 54
Sillinois 26 31 57
Date of game: 11/28/2012

Recap: Southern Ill vs. Fresno State

Carbondale, IL (Sports Network) - Desmar Jackson hit a three-pointer with 13 seconds left on the clock to give the Southern Illinois Salukis a 57-54 victory over the Fresno State Bulldogs at SUI Arena.

Jackson led all scorers with 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc for the Salukis (4-1). Jackson also grabbed eight rebounds which was second highest on the team behind Jeff Early who pulled down 10 boards to go with his 14 points to complete a double-double.

Allen Huddleston led the Bulldogs (3-3) in scoring with 12 points. Marvelle Harris added 11 points off the bench while Kevin Foster had a team-high 10 rebounds.

Southern Illinois led 26-21 after the first half of play, holding Fresno State to 31.8 percent shooting from the floor.

The Bulldogs outscored the Salukis 33-31 in the second half but the 52.0 percent field goal efficiency for SIU was enough for the team to hold on for the victory.

FSU finished the contest shooting only 3-of-10 beyond the arc and 15-of-24 at the free-throw line.

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