S. Illinois 63, N. Iowa 53

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CARBONDALE, Ill.(AP)—Darren Brooks scored 13 points and LaMar Owen added 12 points and 11 rebounds and Southern Illinois remained undefeated in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 63-53 win over Northern Iowa on Saturday night.

Josh Warren added nine points for the Salukis (16-2, 10 Missouri Valley).

David Gruber led Northern Iowa (11-7, 6-4) with 16 points and had a team-high eight rebounds. Matt Schneiderman added 12 points. Brooks McKowen added eight points and four assists.

Southern Illinois outrebounded Northern Iowa 43-34, including a 15-7 margin on the offensive boards.

The Salukis bench, led by Owen, outscored Northern Iowa’s bench 30-6. Southern Illinois also scored 17 points of turnovers, compared to Northern Iowa’s seven.

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