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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.

After Winthrop opened the second half with Anders Broman's 3-pointer to cut the deficit to three, Southern Illinois answered with a 13-3 run to lead 60-47 with 13:11 left. The Salukis led by double digits the rest of the way.

Lloyd's jumper with 2:35 left gave the Salukis their largest lead at 81-59 and Winthrop closed with the final seven points.

Xavier Cooks had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Eagles who never led after the opening minutes. The Salukis led 31-20 in the middle of the first half, but the Eagles had a 19-9 run to close within one.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo So. Illinois 1-0 463581
home team logo Winthrop 0-1 422466
Team Stats
away team logo So. Illinois 1-0 69.9 PPG 35.3 RPG 14.1 APG
home team logo Winthrop 0-1 79.5 PPG 39 RPG 14.7 APG
Key Players
22
A. Fletcher 14.1 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.7 APG 48.6 FG%
12
X. Cooks 17.2 PPG 8.8 RPG 3.6 APG 50.4 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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