Missouri State vs. Southern Illinois: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Missouri State vs. Southern Illinois: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Missouri State 54
(8-19, 1-13 away)
Southern Illinois 62
(11-15, 7-5 home)
Venue: SIU Arena
8:05PM ET / 5:05PM PT, February 16, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Missouri State 22 32 54
Southern Illinois 31 31 62
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Missouri State A Downing 20 K Pickens 8 A Downing 3
Southern Illinois J Early 20 D Daniels 5 D Jackson 4

Southern Illinois defeated Missouri State 62-54 in conference action on Saturday, Feb. 16. With the win, the Salukis tie the season series against Missouri State at 1-1. Jeff Early had an impressive game for the Salukis and put up a team-high 20 points and three rebounds. Dantiel Daniels had eight points and added five rebounds. For the Bears, Keith Pickens finished with six points and eight rebounds. Southern Illinois (11-15, 4-11 The Valley) gets Creighton (21-6, 10-5 The Valley) on the road on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Southern Illinois Game Notes

  • Southern Illinois started 11-15 during the 2010 and 2008 seasons (since 1996).
  • SIU beat the spread by three points. That makes the 12th time this season the Salukis have beaten the spread.
  • The Salukis have won 83 percent of the time this season (5-1) after recording 16 or more free throws made.
  • SIU has won every game this season (8-0) after holding an opponent to under 43.5 percent field goal percentage.
  • SIU has won every game this season (5-0) when opponents record three or fewer three-pointers.
  • This season Southern Illinois has won 100 percent of the time (4-0) when Anthony Beane Jr. has five rebounds or more and 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Jeff Early has three steals or more.
  • Southern Illinois has recorded fewer three-pointers than their opponents for the past four games.
  • This is the 11th game at home this season--SIU has a 2.1 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Jeff Early accounted for 32.2 percent of the team's points.
  • Jeff Early has led the team in scoring in eight out of 26 games this season.
  • This marks the second 20-point game of Jeff Early's career.

Missouri State Game Notes

  • Anthony Downing accounted for 37.0 percent of the team's points.
  • Keith Pickens accounted for 32.0 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Anthony Downing has led the team in scoring 15 times in 27 games this season.
  • Keith Pickens has led the team in rebounding nine times in 27 games this season.
  • This marks the seventh 20-point game of Anthony Downing's career.
  • Keith Pickens set a career high with a 100 percent field goal percentage.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Nathan Scheer.
MSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AKeith Pickens37682111
AAnthony Downing402033104
B+Christian Kirk281351101
C+Gavin Thurman14620001
CMarcus Marshall33732002
D+D. Williams20220000
DNathan Scheer19010000
-Drew Wilson5000000
-Tomie Aromona4000001
SIU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJeff Early382032301
BDantiel Daniels25851100
BDesmar Jackson241124001
B-A. Beane Jr.28851000
B-Jalen Pendleton7421001
CT.J. Lindsay26511101
CK. Brown-Surles38430002
D+D. Drinkard14220012

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