Jones scores 17 as Southern Illinois beats Evansville 80-53

Led by Lance Jones' 17 points, the Southern Illinois Salukis defeated the Evansville Purple Aces 80-53

ByThe Associated Press
November 30, 2022, 11:58 PM

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Lance Jones scored 17 points as Southern Illinois beat Evansville 80-53 on Wednesday night.

Jones also added six rebounds, nine assists, and six steals for the Salukis (5-2). Xavier Johnson scored 14 points while shooting 5 for 6, including 4 for 4 from beyond the arc. Clarence Rupert shot 6 of 6 from the field to finish with 12 points.

Antoine Smith Jr. led the Purple Aces (2-7) in scoring, finishing with 12 points. Kenny Strawbridge added 10 points, four assists and two steals for Evansville. Yacine Toumi also had eight points and two steals.

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