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

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Southern Illinois vs. Missouri State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Southern Illinois 53
(14-17, 5-12 away)
Missouri State 61
(11-21, 9-7 home)
Venue: Scottrade Center
9:35PM ET / 6:35PM PT, March 07, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Southern Illinois 22 31 53
Missouri State 32 29 61
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Southern Illinois D Jackson 12 D Daniels 5 K Brown-Surles 3
Missouri State M Marshall 18 C Kirk 8 M Marshall 3

On Thursday, Mar. 7, Missouri State took on Southern Illinois and got a victory over the Salukis 61-53 in the first round of the Missouri Valley Tournament. The Bears tie the season series against Southern Illinois at 1-1 with the win. The Bears got the win with 10 points and eight rebounds from Christian Kirk. Marcus Marshall had a game-high 18 points and added three rebounds. For the Salukis, Dantiel Daniels got seven points and five rebounds. Southern Illinois (14-17) finished the regular season 10th in the Missouri Valley with a 6-12 conference record.

Missouri State Game Notes

  • MSU beat the spread by 10.5 points. That makes the 16th time this season the Bears have beaten the spread.
  • Missouri State has been outshot by their opponents in field goal percentage for the past six games.
  • The top two scorers (Marcus Marshall and Anthony Downing) accounted for 55.7 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Christian Kirk and Anthony Downing) accounted for 40.7 percent of the rebounds.
  • Marcus Marshall has led the team in scoring in nine out of 32 games this season.
  • Christian Kirk has led the team in rebounding in five out of 32 games this season.
  • Anthony Downing has four straight double-digit point games.

Southern Illinois Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Anthony Beane Jr. and Desmar Jackson) accounted for 45.2 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Jalen Pendleton and Dantiel Daniels) accounted for 45.4 percent of the rebounds.
  • Jalen Pendleton has led the team in rebounding three times in 31 games this season.
  • Desmar Jackson has four straight double-digit point games.
SIU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BDantiel Daniels21750011
C+Jalen Pendleton26852003
C+Jeff Early36832203
C+Desmar Jackson291201213
CA. Beane Jr.231201104
CT.J. Lindsay21620001
D+D. Drinkard12020010
D+K. Brown-Surles23003101
-Diamond Taylor4010000
MSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AChristian Kirk381080000
AMarcus Marshall311833204
B+Anthony Downing381632003
BNathan Scheer38621210
B-Keith Pickens28731101
CTomie Aromona8210100
CGavin Thurman13230102
-Michael Simpson3000000

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