S. Illinois 62, N. Illinois 49

Kendal Brown-Surles came off the bench to score 19 points and

Southern Illinois used a 17-0 run to beat Northern Illinois 62-49

on Saturday.

Surles went 6 of 12 from the floor and sank three of the

Salukis’ four 3-pointers. Reserve Jeff Early added 13 points and

Mamadou Seck grabbed 10 rebounds for Southern Illinois (2-5), which

snapped a two-game losing streak.

Abdel Nader scored 14 points and Tim Toler 12 for the Huskies,

who fell to 0-10. Aksel Bolin had 12 rebounds.

Antone Christian’s basket pulled Northern Illinois into a 35-35

tie with 13:52 left.

But the Salukis responded with their game-changing surge for a

52-35 edge with 7 minutes left.

The Huskies outrebounded Southern Illinois 38-31 but were done

in by 29 percent shooting and 22 turnovers.

The Salukis have won 12 straight over the Huskies, with Northern

Illinois’ last victory in 1982.