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Southern Illinois knock UNI Men out of MVC Tournament

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ST. LOUIS (KWWL) -

Southern Illinois' Desmar Jackson scored 20 first half points as the Salukis built a 36-18 halftime lead and SIU held off Northern Iowa 63-58 in the quarterfinal round of the MVC Tournament.

Northern Iowa rallied to tie the game at 52 with 3:32 left in regulation, but the Panthers could never gain the lead as Southern Illinois advances to meet Indiana State in the Saturday's semifinal round.  Northern Iowa got 15 points and 17 rebounds from Seth Tuttle as the Panthers fall to 16-15 on the season.

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