S. Illinois 63, N. Iowa 53
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.