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|SIU Whips NIU
|DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Kendal Brown-Surles came off the bench to score 19 points and Southern Illinois used a 17-0 run to beat Northern Illinois 62-49 on Saturday.
Surles went 6 of 12 from the floor and sank three of the Salukis' four 3-pointers. Reserve Jeff Early added 13 points and Mamadou Seck grabbed 10 rebounds for Southern Illinois (2-5), which snapped a two-game losing streak.
Abdel Nader scored 14 points and Tim Toler 12 for the Huskies, who fell to 0-10. Aksel Bolin had 12 rebounds.
Antone Christian's basket pulled Northern Illinois into a 35-35 tie with 13:52 left.
But the Salukis responded with their game-changing surge for a 52-35 edge with 7 minutes left.
The Huskies outrebounded Southern Illinois 38-31 but were done in by 29 percent shooting and 22 turnovers.
The Salukis have won 12 straight over the Huskies, with Northern Illinois' last victory in 1982.
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