Desmar Jackson and Anthony Beane led Southern with 12 points apiece.
The Salukis will honor three senior players -- Kendal Brown-Surles, Jeff Early and T.J. Lindsay -- during pre-game ceremonies.
Game will be televised locally on WSIU.
Salukis held Purple Aces scoreless for stretch of more than eight minutes during second half.
Freshman guard averaged 12.5 points last week for SIU.
Averaged 8.0 ppg in final nine games...Named MVC Newcomer of the Week after a career-high 17 points at Indiana State on Feb. 9 and scoring the final six points in a 64-62 win over Wichita State on Feb. 5...Had a break-out performance vs. New Orleans with 14 points and two steals in 27 minutes...Prior to that game, he had played 36 total minutes combined and scored four points.
The Evansville Courier & Press Metro Player of the Year in both basketball and football during the 2011-12 school year...As a senior, he averaged 21.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists and led the Bulldogs to a 23-5 record and their first Class 3A semi-state appearance since 2007.
Born Aug. 1, 1993...Son of Stacey and Dion Pendleton...Is the youngest of two brothers and one sister...Cousin, Raimond Pendleton, played wide receiver for Iowa.