Scores

Final OT

Miami (OH) 68

(8-17, 3-9 MAC)

S Illinois 74

(12-16, 4-12 MVC)

    3:05 PM ET, February 23, 2013

    SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

    1 2 OT T
    M-OH 26 30 1268
    SIU 25 31 1874

    Top Performers

    Miami (OH): R. Johnson 18 Pts, 6 Reb

    Southern Illinois: J. Early 31 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    S. Illinois 74, Miami (Ohio) 68

    Associated Press

    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Jeff Early had 31 points on 11-of-17 shooting, grabbed 12 rebounds and Southern Illinois won its BracketBuster game by beating Miami (Ohio) in overtime Saturday 74-68.

    Down 56-54 and the clock winding down, Early hit a jumper with 1 second left to tie it at the end of regulation and send the two teams to overtime. He added a 3-pointer with 3:43 remaining in overtime to give Southern Illinois (12-16) a 59-58 lead and the Salukis never trailed again.

    Desmar Jackson added 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Salukis, which shot 44.3 percent from the field including nine 3-pointers and scored 24 points off 17 Miami (Ohio) turnovers.

    Reggie Johnson scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Redhawks (8-17) and Allen Roberts chipped in with 14.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    M-OH
    SIU
    Points 68 74
    FG Made-Attempted 25-56 (.446) 27-61 (.443)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 9-21 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-22 (.636) 11-21 (.524)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 13

    2012-13 Season

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