CHICAGO -- Mamadou Seck scored 17 points and Southern Illinois beat Chicago State 75-61 Saturday.
The Salukis (4-4) outpaced the Cougars 18-5 on offensive rebounds and had a 20-6 advantage on second-chance points over the Cougars (2-7).
Seck, making his first start for the Salukis, had 14 rebounds, two assists and was 7 of 11 from the field.
Carl Montgomery led the Cougars with 29 points, seven rebounds and one assist. Montgomery shot 10 of 14 from the field and 9 of 14 from the free-throw line. Victor Scott and Sean Montgomery each added 10 points and four rebounds.