Fletcher carries S. Illinois over Evansville 98-91
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Armon Fletcher matched his career high with 34 points as Southern Illinois topped Evansville 98-91 on Wednesday night.
Fletcher carries S Illinois over Loyola of Chicago 63-53
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Armon Fletcher posted 18 points and seven rebounds as Southern Illinois beat Loyola-Chicago 63-53 on Sunday.
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Pippen, Lloyd Jr. lead S. Illinois past Indiana St. 79-57
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Kavion Pippen and Sean Lloyd Jr. scored 21 points apiece as Southern Illinois easily beat Indiana State 79-57 on Saturday. Armon Fletcher added 20 points for the Salukis.
Pippen hit 10 of 12 shots. He added four assists and four blocks. Lloyd Jr. also had seven rebounds for the Salukis, while Fletcher posted nine rebounds.
Aaron Cook had seven assists for Southern Illinois (14-13, 7-7 Missouri Valley Conference).
Pippen, Cook carry S. Illinois over Evansville 78-73
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Kavion Pippen had 18 points to lead five Southern Illinois players in double figures as the Salukis narrowly defeated Evansville 78-73 on Saturday night.
Aaron Cook added 15 points for the Salukis. Sean Lloyd Jr. chipped in 14, Armon Fletcher scored 13 and Eric McGill had 12. Cook also had seven assists for the Salukis, while Lloyd posted eight rebounds.
Missouri State holds off Southern Illinois for 65-59 win
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Jarred Dixon scored 19 points as Missouri State held off a late Southern Illinois rally for a 65-59 victory on Wednesday night.
The teams were even midway through the first half, but Southern Illinois stalled after that as the Bears (12-12, 6-5 Missouri Valley Conference) surged 11-3 to go up 25-17 and they pushed it to 36-23 at the break.
Fletcher’s career-high 34 leads S. Illinois past Indiana St
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Armon Fletcher scored a career-high 34 points with six 3-pointers and Southern Illinois beat Indiana State 88-73 on Wednesday night.
Southern Illinois led 38-32 at halftime and seized command in the second half. Fletcher made a 3-pointer and four straight from the free throw line for a 79-59 lead with 4:53 remaining.
Southern Illinois tops Northern Iowa for the 2nd time, 70-62
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Aaron Cook had 17 points and Sean Lloyd Jr. and Darius Beane each added 16 more as Southern Illinois beat Northern Iowa for the second time in 18 days, 70-62 in a Missouri Valley Conference contest on Wednesday night.
The victory snaps a four-game losing streak for the Salukis, who had not won since its 58-51 win at Cedar Falls.
Brown helps Bradley win 1st MVC game 57-54 over Salukis
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Darrell Brown scored 16 points, hitting two key baskets down the stretch, and Bradley survived two missing 3-point attempts in the closing seconds to beat Southern Illinois 57-54 on Sunday.
Brown hit a shot-clocking beating 3-pointer with 1:17 to play to give the Braves a 54-50 lead and a jumper with a half-minute left to make it 56-52.
Pippen leads Southern Illinois past Northern Iowa 58-51
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Kavion Pippen tossed in 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting and Southern Illinois turned back Northern Iowa 58-51 on Saturday night.
Aaron Cook and Marcus Bartley scored 14 and 13, respectively, for the Salukis (9-6, 2-0 Missouri Valley Conference), who got just three points from their bench.
Pippen with 23, Southern Illinois beats Missouri State 75-70
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Kavion Pippen scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Southern Illinois beat Missouri State 75-70 in a Missouri Valley Conference opener on Wednesday night.
Pippen was 9 of 12 from the field for the Salukis (8-6). Aaron Cook added 15 points, five rebounds and seven assists, Eric McGill had 14 points on four 3-pointers with 12 rebounds and Sean Lloyd Jr. scored 11 points.
The Latest: S. Illinois tops Tulsa 79-69
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the Las Vegas Invitational (all times local):
Eric McGill scored 14 points and Aaron Cook added 13 to lead Southern Illinois to a 79-69 win over Tulsa in the consolation game of the Las Vegas Invitational on Friday night.
Sean Lloyd had 11 points for the Salukis (3-3), who shot 57 percent from the field, including 11 of 18 from 3-point range.
Martins Igbanu led Tulsa (4-2) with 15 points and five rebounds. Scott Curran had 11 points.
Bartley scores 20 as Southern Illinois beats UAPB 78-48
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Marcus Bartley had 20 points, including six 3-pointers, and Aaron Cook scored 16 to help Southern Illinois beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 78-48 on Saturday night.
Sean Lloyd Jr. and Rudy Stradnieks added 12 points apiece for Southern Illinois (1-2).
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sean Lloyd Jr.'s 13 points led five players in double figures and No.2 seed Southern Illinois defeated seventh-seeded Missouri State 67-63 in a quarterfinal game of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Friday night.
Kavion Pippen scored 11 points and Armon Fletcher, Aaron Cook and Tyler Smithpeters each scored 10 for the Salukis (20-12).
Cook late FTs lift S. Illinois over Missouri St. 81-80, OT
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Aaron Cook sank two free throws with four seconds remaining in overtime, Armon Fletcher scored 22 points and Southern Illinois turned back Missouri State 81-80 Wednesday night, running its record to 7-1 over the last eight games.
Southern Illinois (18-10, 10-5 Missouri Valley Conference) trailed throughout the overtime until Fletcher swiped the ball and scored a layup with 34 seconds left for a 79-78 lead.
Southern Illinois alone in 2nd in MVC after win over Bradley
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Kavion Pippen scored 21 points with eight rebounds and four blocks and Southern Illinois defeated Bradley 74-57 on Sunday to take over sole possession of second place in the Missouri Valley Conference.
SIU (17-10, 9-5) is two games back of Loyola-Chicago (11-3), and a game ahead of 8-6 Illinois State and Drake. The Salukis have won six of their last seven. Bradley (17-10, 7-7) has lost three straight.
Southern Illinois uses late surge to top Drake 78-67
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Aaron Cook scored 18 points, including five in a game-ending 11-0 run, and Southern Illinois rallied for a 78-67 victory over Drake on Tuesday night.
Reed Timmer's layup with 4:19 left to play pulled Drake into a 67-all tie, but Armon Fletcher hit a pair of free throws with 3:09 left and Cook had back-to-back layups to carry the Salukis (15-9, 7-4 Missouri Valley Conference) to their fourth straight win.
S. Illinois fends off Indiana St. rally for 82-77 win
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Aaron Cook scored 25 points and Southern Illinois made 6 of 8 foul shots in the last 33 seconds and the Salukis held off Indiana State with an 82-77 win Wednesday night.
S Illinois holds off Evansville 65-63
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Aaron Cook scored 14 points, Armon Fletcher scored 13, including a go-ahead free throw with 25 seconds left, and Southern Illinois beat Evansville 65-63 on Wednesday night for the Purple Aces' fourth straight loss.
Drake hangs on for 70-67 win over Southern Illinois
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Reed Timmer scored 20 points and Drake held off a Southern Illinois rally for a 70-67 win Sunday.
Nick McGlynn added 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Drake, which led by as much as 16 points in the first half but had to scramble as Southern Illinois rallied late in the second period to pull within two points with under a minute left. Drake (8-6, 2-0 Missouri Valley Conference) hit 26 of 61 from the field.
Southern Illinois beats North Carolina A&T 102-64
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Armon Fletcher scored 20 on 7-of-11 shooting and Southern Illinois made 61.3 percent of its shots to beat North Carolina A&T 102-64 on Tuesday night.
The Salukis (7-4) took the lead for good with a 13-0 run that ended at 21-9, extended it to 58-37 at the break and had their largest lead at the final score.
SE Missouri State holds on for 75-69 win over S. Illinois
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Denzel Mahoney scored 18 points with 6-for-12 shooting, including a trio of 3-pointers, and Southeast Missouri State held on Saturday night for a 75-69 win over Southern Illinois.
Southeast Missouri State (6-4) raced out to a 37-15 first-half lead with a 28-6 breakaway run that included two 3-pointers from Mahoney before Southern Illinois dug in, responding with a 10-2 spurt to cut the halftime deficit to 39-25.
Southern Illinois rolls to 76-58 win over San Jose State
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Kavion Pippen scored 22 points with four steals and Southern Illinois rolled to 76-58 win over San Jose State on Saturday.
Pippen was 9 of 10 from the field and hit all of his free throws for the Salukis (4-2). Armon Fletcher added 15 points and six rebounds, Aaron Cook had 12 points and Jonathan Wiley chipped in 10.
The team shot 52.6 percent compared to 40 percent for San Jose State.
Cook scores 20, Southern Illinois beats Illinois-Springfield
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Aaron Cook hit three 3-pointers and finished with 20 points and Kavion Pippen had 11 points, seven rebounds and three blocks to help Southern Illinois hold on for a 69-64 win over Division II Illinois-Springfield on Saturday night.
Eric McGill added 13 points and Jonathan Wiley scored nine with eight rebounds for Southern Illinois (2-0).
S. Illinois pulls away from Drake for an 83-69 victory
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Sean O'Brien scored 16 points and had 13 rebounds and Leo Vincent added 15 points as Southern Illinois pulled away in the second half for an 83-69 win over Drake on Sunday.
Southern Illinois (8-7, 1-1 Missouri Valley) had a 37-32 lead at halftime before Drake used a 15-8 run in the first six minutes of the second half, taking a 47-45 lead on Reed Timmer's layup.
Southern Illinois rallies to 73-63 win over Mount St. Mary’s
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Armon Fletcher scored a career-high 19 points, Thik Bol added a career-high 16 points with 12 rebounds and Southern Illinois rallied to beat Mount St. Mary's 73-63 on Monday night for its third straight win.
Trailing 36-35 after eight first-half lead changes, the Salukis rallied to a 42-39 lead on Leo Vincent's 3-pointer, then pulled ahead 48-41 on Aaron Cook's 3 with 11:48 left in the second half.
Taekwondo grudge match in Rio off after surprising loss
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The taekwondo grudge match that was supposed to happen at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics will not come off.
British-born Aaron Cook, who now fights for Moldova, had been hoping for a chance to prove to British officials that they were wrong for refusing to pick him for the London Olympics.
Taekwondo grudge match could be settled at Rio Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It's a bitter grudge that has lasted for years: Aaron Cook vs. Britain.
Born and raised in the U.K., Cook is now a citizen of Moldova and will be fighting for that country in the men's 80-kilogram competition in what his British opponent Lutalo Muhammad describes as "probably the biggest rivalry in taekwondo."