Southern Illinois visits Carver Arena on Tuesday to take on Bradley. Tip-off occurs at 8:00 EST and you can catch it on CSN-CHI. The Salukis fell to the Braves 66-60 on January 2nd and are 5-5 against them over the last four years.
Bradley is holding down the 6th spot in the Missouri Valley, right above Southern Illinois in 8th place.
In a 76-71 triumph over Indiana State on January 12th, Desmar Jackson put up 29 points and 8 rebounds for the Salukis. On top of his scoring average of 16.8 points per game, he delivers 6.1 rebounds per game. For the Braves, Dyricus Simms-Edwards finished with 12 points in the 84-53 loss to Northern Iowa on January 12th. He is averaging 11.1 points per game and leads the team in steals with 3.4 per game.
StatSmack! Southern Illinois is better than Bradley
AP voters think more highly of Southern Illinois and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Bradley (17 vs 0).
You get an A for effort, but Southern Illinois has emerged victorious against Bradley the last 2 times they've played.
Southern Illinois embarrassed Bradley by 17 points the last time they played (Jan 24, 2012).
Southern Illinois has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (0.584 to 0.511).