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Dantiel Daniels had a double-double and Southern Illinois shot nearly 60% in beating Bradley 77-60 on Tuesday night.

Daniels had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Salukis (7-14, 4-6 Missouri Valley), who snapped a 3-game losing streak. Mamadou Seck scored 15, Justin Bocot 11 and Jeff Early 10.

Southern Illinois made 28 of 47 shots (59.6%).

Taylor Brown scored 21 points and Dyricus Simms-Edwards 13 for the Braves (6-16, 1-9), who lost their third in a row and seventh straight road game.

Southern Illinois bolted to a 9-0 advantage before Brown scored the Braves' first basket with 3:53 elapsed.

Bradley closed within 24-19, but Bocot's 3-pointer put the Salukis ahead 32-21 with 3:52 left in the first half. The lead stayed in double figures the rest of the way.

The Salukis swept the season series, having won 74-65 on Jan. 4 in Peoria, Ill.

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball  (ESPN/"USA Today" Rankings)
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#1 Kentucky Wildcats 57, Georgia Bulldogs 44
#7 Baylor Bears 77, Oklahoma Sooners 65
#12 San Diego State Aztecs 52, Wyoming Cowboys 42
#18 Marquette Golden Eagles 67, South Florida Bulls 47
#22 Michigan Wolverines 66, Purdue Boilermakers 64

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