S. Illinois 60, Indiana St. 52
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP)—Darren Brooks scored 22 points to lead Missouri Valley Conference champion Southern Illinois to a 60-52 win over Indiana State Monday night, the final game for both teams in the regular season.
The Salukis (24-6, 14-3), who have won eight straight, sent Indiana State to its third straight loss as both teams get ready for next weekend’s conference tournament. Southern Illinois wrapped up its fourth straight conference title with Saturday’s win over Wichita State.
Indiana State (10-18, 5-12) was led by Amani Daanish, who had 16 points and a game-high seven rebounds. Eric Gray added 13 more.
Southern Illinois hit 11-of-12 from the free-throw line and outshot the Sycamores 38.9 percent to 27.3 percent on 3-pointers.
Also scoring in double digits for the Salukis was Jamaal Tatum with 11 points.