Sophomore forward is SIU's second-leading scorer, and leads team in assists and blocks.
Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Anthony Beane scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Salukis.
Bulldogs have won six-straight games at SIU Arena.
Desmar Jackson had 19 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots to lead SIU.
The team's second-leading scorer (12.1), who shot .502 from the field...Recorded three-straight double-doubles in points and rebounds from Nov 27-Dec. 2...The last Saluki player to accomplish that feat was Randal Falker, who had four in a row from Jan. 28 to Feb. 7 in 2006...Was named to the All-Tournament team at the Corpus Christi Coastal Challenge...Reached double figures 22 times, including 10-straight from Nov. 21 through Dec. 21...Had a career-high 24 points vs. Bradley in which he made 11-of-13 shots.
Led the team in assists (54) and blocks (23)...Ranked 12th in the MVC in rebounding (4.9)...Recorded his third-career double-double in the season opener at Saint Louis...Scored double figures in six-straight games to start the season.
Joined the starting lineup at the beginning of December and started 24 games on the season at the four spot...Had a career-high 19 points versus Wichita State on Jan. 2...Scored double figures in eight games...Ranked ninth in the MVC in rebounding (5.2), which was tops among league freshmen...Averaged 9.3 points at the Florida at the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Mundelein High School
Associated Press Class 4A honorable mention All-State his senior year...Averaged 21 points, 11.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists as a senior and led team to sectional semifinals...Had a career-high 17 assists against Wauconda...Recorded five triple-doubles...As a junior, averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds, helping Mundelein finish 26-8 and advance to the sectional final.
Born Dec. 9, 1994 in Mundelein, Ill...Son of Bill and Judy O'Brien...Grandfather played basketball at Notre Dame...High school teammates include Division I players -- Rob Knar (Northern Iowa) and Ryan Sawvell (Wofford).