S. Illinois 79, Evansville 55

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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP)—Darren Brooks had 15 points and five rebounds as Southern Illinois beat Evansville 79-55 on Saturday.

Brooks also led the Salukis (16-5, 7-2 Missouri Valley) with four assists. Three other Salukis scored in the double-digits. Stetson Hairston had 12 points, Mike Dale scored 11 and Jamaal Tatum had 10.

Southern Illinois took control of the game early and led the Purple Aces (10-9, 4-7) 39-24 at halftime.

Bradley Strickland had a double-double for Evansville with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

The Salukis shot 51.7 percent from the field while holding Evansville to just 38.6 percent shooting.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
B. Strickland B. Strickland
4-10,  16 Pts
11 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Southern Ill.
D. Brooks D. Brooks
5-10,  15 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists

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