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.
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.
Southern Illinois finishes strong to beat Bradley 72-68
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Kavion Pippen had 20 points and Sean Lloyd Jr. added 16 as Southern Illinois battled back to overtake Bradley 72-68 on Saturday afternoon.
Southern Illinois (12-11, 5-5), which has won three of its last four Missouri Valley Conference games, lost to Bradley 57-54 on Jan. 20.
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.
Illinois State wins at S Illinois for 12th straight time
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Phil Fayne made the decisive free throw with 5.7 seconds left and Illinois State edged Southern Illinois 59-58 on Tuesday night for its 12th straight series win at home.
Fayne, a 67.4 percent free-throw shooter, was fouled from behind on a dunk attempt and made the second of two free throws to give Illinois State a 59-58 lead. After two timeouts, Southern Illinois got it past midcourt but Eric McGill's errant pass went into the backcourt.
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.