Benson established a career high in points and added 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season for the Salukis (9-10, 3-5 Missouri Valley Conference). McGill hit 4 of 8 from 3-point range and added six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Lance Jones pitched in with 12 points and nine boards, while Marcus Domask scored 10.
Southern Illinois shot just 41% from the floor and 33% from 3-point range (8 of 24). The Salukis made 16 of 22 free throws (73%). Drake made just 35% overall, 16% from distance (4 of 25) and 64% at the foul line (9 of 14).
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