U.N.I. won its 12th straight game and made it look easy at Southern Illinois. Jordan Egleseder had 17 points and 14 rebounds and the Panthers led by as many as 25 points in a 61-49 victory.

U.N.I. coach Ben Jacobsen says they defended well early and were sharp offensively to get the early lead and he says they just kept grinding and grinding. The Panthers too advantage of cold shooting by Southern Illinois. The Salukis hit just 35% for the game.

Jacobsen says the real key is to rebound and not let them get second chances to start feeling good about themselves.

U.N.I. is now 13-1 overall and 4-0 in the Valley.