S. Illinois 80, SIU-Edwardsville 57

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 19, 2011
Diamond Taylor hit three 3-pointers and scored 14 points Monday night to pace Southern Illinois past Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 80-57. T.J. Lindsay added 13 points for the Salukis (3-5), who won their second in a row. Dantiel Daniels scored 12 points, with Mamadou Seck and Davante Drinkard hitting 10 apiece. Kris Davis paced the Cougars (2-7) with 21 points, and Jerome Jones had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. The Salukis held a large shooting advantage, sinking 50 percent (30 of 60) to the Cougars' 36 percent (17 of 47). After trailing 6-5, Southern Illinois went on an 11-0 run for a 16-6 lead. The Salukis pushed the gap to 20 points at 41-21 before the Cougars narrowed it to 43-28 at intermission. Southern Illinois' lead was in the 20s most of the second half, peaking at 63-39 on Taylor's 3-pointer with 10:12 to play.
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