S. Illinois 76, Indiana St. 71
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP)
Southern Illinois (8-8, 1-4 Missouri Valley) got 11 points from Anthony Beane Jr. and 13 rebounds from Jeff Early.
Indiana State remained within striking distance deep into the game.
R.J. Mahurin hit a jumper with 2:08 left to cut the deficit to 64-59, but Indiana State could not make much headway after that.