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Southern Illinois holds off Saint Louis 61-56

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Sean Lloyd Jr. had 13 points and nine rebounds, Armon Fletcher also scored 13 points and Southern Illinois beat Saint Louis 61-56 on Wednesday night.

Southern Illinois led 27-23 at halftime and extended it to 50-40 on Lloyd's 3-pointer. Demarius Jacobs' 3-pointer with 58 seconds left pulled Saint Louis to 56-52 and after back-to-back turnovers, Marcus Bartley made two free throws to extend SIU's lead to 58-52.

Jordan Goodwin got Saint Louis within 60-56 and SIU missed four free throws on its next two trips to the line, but Javon Bess was off on a 3-pointer and an inside shot. Fletcher was fouled with five seconds left after grabbing a defensive rebound and he made 1 of 2 free throws.

Kavion Pippen added 10 points for Southern Illinois (6-3) and Thik Bol had six points, six rebounds and five blocks.

Hasahn French had 13 points and nine rebounds for Saint Louis (6-2). Goodwin added 12 points and Carte'Are Gordon had 11. The Billikens shot just 33 percent from the field, including 6 of 26 from distance. Saint Louis hosts Oregon State on Sunday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Lost ball turnover on Carte'Are Gordon, stolen by Sean Lloyd Jr. 14:40
  Defensive rebound by Fred Thatch Jr. 14:51
  Aaron Cook missed layup 14:53
  Defensive rebound by Thik Bol 15:06
  Fred Thatch Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot 15:08
+ 2 Thik Bol made layup 15:13
  Offensive rebound by Thik Bol 15:24
  Marcus Bartley missed 3-pt. jump shot 15:26
  Defensive rebound by Eric McGill 15:40
  Tramaine Isabell missed 3-pt. jump shot 15:42
  Defensive rebound by Carte'Are Gordon 15:49
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 Saint Louis 6-2 233356
home team logo S. Illinois 6-3 273461
Team Stats
away team logo Saint Louis 6-2 66.9 PPG 42.5 RPG 12.8 APG
home team logo S. Illinois 6-3 68.6 PPG 36.4 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
3
J. Bess 15.9 PPG 6.5 RPG 1.7 APG 40.6 FG%
22
A. Fletcher 15.0 PPG 5.7 RPG 1.5 APG 52.1 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 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