CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Kavion Pippen and Armon Fletcher each pumped in 24 points as Southern Illinois snapped a two-game losing streak and kept Jackson State winless on the road with 69-51 decision Wednesday night.
Looking to emphasize defense, especially on the perimeter, coming into the game, the Salukis limited Jackson State to 25.4 percent shooting from the field (17 of 67), including 6 of 22 from behind the arc.
Southern Illinois (5-4) staked Southeast Missouri to a 22-point first-half lead and lost a 75-69 decision at home on Saturday.
Pippen, nephew of NBA great Scottie Pippen, was 10 of 14 from the field and blocked three shots. Fletcher knocked down 9 of 10 from the free throw line while grabbing seven boards. Southern Illinois shot a crisp 22 of 42 from the field (52.4 percent), but was just 3 of 13 from deep.
Paris Collins led Jackson State (3-8) with 15 points.
Reed knocks down 3 to extend Clemson's lead
Marcquise Reed makes a deep three-pointer to give Clemson an 11-point lead over Akron.
Sayles dunk keeps Akron close
Jaden Sayles hangs on the rim after a dunk that keeps Akron in the game against Clemson.
Jackson gets Akron back in game with three-pointer
Loren Cristian Jackson makes his second of back-to-back three pointers for Akron, cutting Clemson's lead to 6.