Illinois State Redbirds vs Southern Illinois Salukis Wrap - Southern Illinois Wins 72-63

Illinois State was scorched by Armon Fletcher for 26 points as Southern Illinois defeated them 72-63 in NCAA action on Saturday.

Southern Illinois was the ATS victor, as they covered the -6.5-point spread as a favorite.

Southern Illinois got 20 points from Sean Lloyd and another 17 points from Kavion Pippen. Aaron Cook contributed 5 assists, while Kavion Pippen cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Illinois State got a 21-point performance from Phil Fayne, who was supported by 13 points from Keyshawn Evans. Keyshawn Evans had 2 assists in a losing cause for Illinois State, while Matt Chastain grabbed 7 rebounds.

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

The rebound battle favored Southern Illinois as they grabbed 41 boards, while Illinois State only had 27