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Southern Illinois drops Colorado State 82-67

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Armon Fletcher scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead five Salukis in double-figure scoring and Southern Illinois pulled away in the second half to beat Colorado State 82-67 on Tuesday night.

Kavion Pippen scored 16, Aaron Cook added 15 points and Sean Lloyd Jr. had 10 for the Salukis (4-3), who shot 58 percent and outscored the Rams 44-20 in the paint. Eric McGill had 10 points with seven assists and Southern Illinois won the rebound battle 34-17.

The Rams (4-3) closed to 55-49 on Anthony Masinton-Bonner's free throw, but Darius Bean's 3-pointer sparked an 11-4 run and the Salukis pulled ahead by as many as 18 points. Colorado State hit 9 of 22 from the field in the second half and was outrebounded 20-9.

Pippens' two-handed dunk put Southern Illinois up 34-30 while the Rams went scoreless for 2:50, but Masinton-Bonner's layup tied it a 40. Cook hit a 3 on the next possession and the Salukis led 43-40 at halftime on 62-percent shooting.

Masinton-Bonner and Kris Martin scored 15 points apiece for the Rams. J.D. Paige scored 12 and Kendle Moore 10.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 2 Thik Bol made jump shot, assist by Marcus Bartley 15:57
+ 3 Adam Thistlewood made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by J.D. Paige 16:17
+ 2 Sean Lloyd Jr. made layup, assist by Kavion Pippen 16:32
  Bad pass turnover on Lorenzo Jenkins, stolen by Kavion Pippen 16:40
+ 2 Armon Fletcher made layup, assist by Kavion Pippen 16:56
+ 2 J.D. Paige made fade-away jump shot 17:13
+ 3 Armon Fletcher made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kavion Pippen 17:36
  Lost ball turnover on Nico Carvacho 17:55
  Personal foul on Marcus Bartley 18:01
  Defensive rebound by Lorenzo Jenkins 18:14
  Armon Fletcher missed 3-pt. jump shot 18:16
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 S. Illinois 4-3 453782
home team logo Colorado St. 4-3 402767
Team Stats
away team logo S. Illinois 4-3 68.0 PPG 36.5 RPG 14.1 APG
home team logo Colorado St. 4-3 75.2 PPG 36.5 RPG 14.8 APG
Key Players
22
A. Fletcher 15.2 PPG 5.8 RPG 1.5 APG 52.2 FG%
32
N. Carvacho 16.0 PPG 13.2 RPG 2.0 APG 60.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB