ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wyatt Lohaus had 21 points as Northern Iowa narrowly beat Southern Illinois 61-58 in the Missouri Valley Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Friday night.
Northern Iowa, S. Illinois meet in MVC quarters
No. 6 seed Northern Iowa (14-17, 9-9) vs. No. 3 seed Southern Illinois (17-14, 10-8)
Missouri Valley Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Enterprise Center, St. Louis; Friday, 9:30 p.m....
Fletcher carries S. Illinois over Illinois St. 72-63
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Armon Fletcher had 26 points as Southern Illinois topped Illinois State 72-63 on Saturday. Sean Lloyd Jr. added 20 points for the Salukis. Lloyd Jr. also had six rebounds...
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.
Kavion Pippen had 12 points and nine rebounds for...
S. Illinois seeks revenge on Loyola-Chicago
Loyola of Chicago (17-11, 10-5) vs. Southern Illinois (14-14, 7-8)
SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois; Sunday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Loyola of Chicago goes for the season sweep over...
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).
Wilkins scores 20 to lead Drake over S. Illinois 72-69
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — D.J. Wilkins tied his season high with 20 points as Drake narrowly beat Southern Illinois 72-69 on Tuesday night.
Brady Ellingson had 17 points for Drake (19-7, 8-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Nick McGlynn added 10 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks. Tremell Murphy had seven rebounds for the visitors.
Armon Fletcher had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Salukis (13-13, 6-7). Kavion Pippen added 19 points.
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.
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.
Valparaiso holds off Southern Illinois 65-61
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Derrik Smits scored 16 points with eight rebounds and Deion Lavender had a clutch basket with 13 seconds left and Valparaiso held off Southern Illinois 65-61 on Saturday.
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.
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).
Taylor with 25, Evansville upsets Southern Illinois 75-44
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Ryan Taylor scored 25 points and grabbed five rebounds and Evansville upset Southern Illinois 75-44 on Saturday, snapping a four-game skid.
Taylor was 10 of 18 from the field, including five from distance, for the Purple Aces (17-14, 7-11 Missouri Valley Conference). Dru Smith added 14 points with four rebounds and four assists. Blake Simmons had 12 points and five rebounds.
Loyola-Chicago beats SIU 75-56 for first MVC title
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Clayton Custer scored 16 points and Loyola-Chicago beat Southern Illinois 75-56 on Wednesday night to clinch its first Missouri Valley Conference regular season title.
Loyola-Chicago (24-5, 14-3 Missouri Valley Conference) won its first conference crown since the 1984-85 squad collected the Midwestern Collegiate Conference title. The Ramblers, who have also won a program-best 14 conference games, conclude their regular season hosting Illinois State on Saturday.
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.
Pippen, Fletcher carry SIU past Valparaiso 65-59
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Kavion Pippen scored 21 points and Armon Fletcher's go-ahead 3-pointer from the left baseline helped propel Southern Illinois to a 65-59 win over Valparaiso on Saturday night.
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.
Fletcher basket lifts S Illinois over Missouri St 79-77
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Armon Fletcher scored 18 points, including a layup with 6.7 seconds left, to lift Southern Illinois to a 79-77 win over Missouri State on Saturday night.
Kavion Pippen, who added 17 points, got the ball on the low block before finding Fletcher cutting down the lane. Jarrid Rhodes missed a potential winning 3 for the Bears as time ran out.
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 gets balanced scoring to beat N. Iowa 64-53
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Sean Lloyd Jr., scored 15 points with six rebounds and three steals and Kavion Pippen had a double-double and Southern Illinois beat Northern Iowa 64-53 on Sunday.
Fletcher fuels S. Illinois comeback 74-70 over Illinois St.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Armon Fletcher scored 26 points and slammed in the go-ahead dunk to lead Southern Illinois in a second-half rally for a 74-70 win over Illinois State on Saturday night.
Southern Illinois holds off Northern Iowa 56-53 in MVC
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Marcus Bartley hit back-to-back a 3-pointers as Southern Illinois fought into the lead early in the second quarter, and Armon Fletcher hit a big 3 inside the final minute as the Salukis had just enough to hold off Northern Iowa 56-53 in the opener of Missouri Valley Conference play Thursday night.
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.
Pippen, Fletcher lead S. Illinois past Jackson St., 69-51
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Kavion Pippen and Armon Fletcher each pumped in 24 points as Southern Illinois snapped a two-game losing streak and kept Jackson State winless on the road with 69-51 decision Wednesday night.
Looking to emphasize defense, especially on the perimeter, coming into the game, the Salukis limited Jackson State to 25.4 percent shooting from the field (17 of 67), including 6 of 22 from behind the arc.
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).
Southern Illinois beats Winthrop 81-66
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Kavion Pippen and Sean Lloyd Jr. scored 15 points each to help Southern Illinois open the season with an 81-66 win over Winthrop on Friday night.
Armon Fletcher added 14 points and Eric McGill scored 12 for the Salukis. Pippen had 10 rebounds and Lloyd grabbed seven boards.