Indianast 16 44 60
Sillinois 25 54 79
Date of game: 1/29/2014

Recap: Southern Ill vs. Indiana State

Carbondale, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Anthony Beane paced all scorers with 22 points, as the Southern Illinois Salukis made easy work of the Indiana State Sycamores, 79-60, in Missouri Valley Conference action at SIU Arena.

Desmar Jackson netted 16 points for SIU (7-15, 3-8 MVC), which had been losers of three straight coming in. Bola Olaniyan (12 points, 12 rebounds) and Sean O'Brien (11 points, 12 rebounds) both tallied double-doubles for the hosts.

For Indiana State (16-5, 7-2), Justin Gant led the way with 14 points, while Manny Arop and Jake Odum poured in 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Neither team shot greater than 39 percent from the floor in the first half. SIU missed all 10 of its 3-point attempts but shot 5-of-6 at the free-throw line and carried a 25-16 lead into intermission.

The Salukis opened the second half on a 7-0 run and their lead was never in jeopardy from that point forward.

SIU outscored Indiana State at the foul line, 25-11, and held a firm 42-24 scoring advantage in the paint.

Game Notes

Mountain West teams have edge in early bowl matchups

The Mountain West Conference has struggled in bowl games the last two years with a 6-7 record both straight up and against the spread. However, five of those 13 games were against Pac-12 teams.

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