Winthrop Eagles vs Southern Illinois Salukis Recap - Winthrop Wins 79-71

Southern Illinois was victimized for 26 points and 10 rebounds by Josh Ferguson as Winthrop defeated them 79-71 in NCAA action on Saturday.

Winthrop got 19 points from Nych Smith and another 10 points from Kyle Zunic. Nych Smith contributed 7 assists, while Josh Ferguson cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Southern Illinois got 20 points from Sean Lloyd in a losing cause and another 18 points from Eric McGill. Eric McGill contributed 4 assists for them, while Sean Lloyd had 9 rebounds.

Winthrop was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

Winthrop looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Prairie View A&M. Southern Illinois will aim to get back on the winning track vs. Missouri State.