Despite 18 points from Robert Yanders and 17 from Terrance McGee, the Southwest Missouri State Bears could not overcome good shooting and rebounding by Southern Illinois, as a result they lose 84-74. SIU hit 53% of their shots from the floor and they outrebounded SMS 41-32. The Bears fall to 7-8 on the season, 2-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Meanwhile, Southern Illinois is now a very impressive 13-2 on the season and 3-0 in the MVC.