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Jones carries S. Illinois over Illinois St. 59-49

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Lance Jones scored 14 points and Southern Illinois defeated Illinois State 59-49 on Sunday.

Steven Verplancken Jr. had 12 points for Southern Illinois (10-9, 4-9 Missouri Valley Conference) and Kyler Filewich scored 11. Verplancken's 3-pointer with 14:45 before halftime gave the Salukis a 14-12 lead and they never trailed again.

Josiah Strong scored 14 points for the Redbirds (6-15, 3-12) and Antonio Reeves 10.

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Updated February 14, 2021

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