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Illinois Rankings for the Week of Feb. 22

Photo: SIU Athletics 1. Southern Illinois (21-8, 10-6 MVC). Last week: 1 Southern Illinois knocked off Bradley last week but then fell on the road to Evansville. At 10-6, the Salukis are one game out of second place in the MVC entering the final week of the regular season.   2. Illinois State (17-12, 11-5 MVC). Last week: 2 Illinois State’s five-game winning streak ended Saturday...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee-Martin rolls by SIU Edwardsville, 68-51

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) Myles Taylor scored 22 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and Tennessee-Martin pulled away from SIU Edwardsville down the stretch in a 68-51 win on Saturday night. Taylor hit 10 of his 16 shots from the field. Twymond Howard and Jacolby Mobley finished with 14 points for Tennessee-Martin (17-12, 9-5 Ohio Valley), which have won seven straight and is in a first-place...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois Rankings for the Week of Feb. 15

Photo: SIU Athletics 1. Southern Illinois (20-7, 9-5 MVC). Last week: 2 Southern Illinois put its four-game losing streak in the past with wins against Indiana State and Drake. A big game awaits Saturday at Evansville, which nipped Southern Illinois in overtime when they met in Carbondale.   2. Illinois State (16-11, 10-4 MVC). Last week: 3 Illinois State continued its recent...
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February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

SIU-Edwardsville beats Eastern Illinois behind Eslik's 29

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) Burak Eslik scored 29 points and made all 12 of his free throws to lead Southern Illinois-Edwardsville over Eastern Illinois 72-64 on Saturday night to end a six-game skid. Grant Fiorentinos scored 14 points and Michael Chandler blocked three shots for the Cougars (5-20, 2-11 Ohio Valley Conference), who outrebounded the Panthers 46-25 and shot 41.5 percent...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Murray State slips past SIU Edwardsville 70-64

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) Wayne Langston scored 24 points to lead Murray State past SIU Edwardsville 70-64 on Thursday night. Bryce Jones added 17 points for Murray State (13-12, 7-5 Ohio Valley Conference) and Justin Seymour had 14. The Racers shot 55 percent from the field (24 of 44) and went 16 of 19 from the free throw line, compared to SIU Edwardsville's 6 of 10. Leading 40...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois Rankings for the Week of Feb. 8

1. Northwestern (16-8, 4-7 Big Ten). Last week: 2 Northwestern ended its five-game losings streak with an easy win against Minnesota. Still in search of a quality win, the Wildcats head to Ohio State on Tuesday.   2. Southern Illinois (18-7, 7-5 MVC). Last week: 1 Southern Illinois is reeling with four straight losses. Once a MVC title contender, the Salukis now need a strong finish...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee-Martin beats SIU Edwardsville, 79-62

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) Twymond Howard scored 23 points and Tennessee-Martin pulled away from SIU Edwardsville in the second half in a 79-62 win on Saturday night. Myles Taylor added 17 points and six rebounds and Alex Anderson finished with 14 points for the Skyhawks (13-12, 5-5 Ohio Valley), who have won three straight. Tennessee-Martin shot 60 percent from the field and had...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Murray State cruises past SIU-Edwardsville 70-54

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) Bryce Jones scored 16 points and Murray State cruised to a 70-54 victory over SIU-Edwardsville on Saturday night. Jeffery Moss made three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points for Murray State (10-10, 4-3 Ohio Valley). Damarcus Croaker had 12 points and Wayne Langston added 11 for the Racers. Gee McGhee had a game-high eight rebounds and chipped in five points...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Eslik's 21 helps SIU Edwardsville top Eastern Kentucky 67-65

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) Burak Eslik scored 21 points and was perfect on 10 free-throw attempts, Carlos Anderson had 18 points and nine rebounds, and SIU Edwardsville got its first Ohio Valley Conference win Saturday when it topped Eastern Kentucky 67-65. SIU Edwardsville (4-14, 1-5) ended the game on a 5-0 run to snap a seven-game losing streak. Trailing 65-62 with 1:10 remaining...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Morehead State 70, SIU Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) Anthony Elechi's scored six of his 18 points in overtime, including the go-ahead free throws, and Morehead State withstood Burak Eslik's career-high 40 points to take a 70-67 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Thursday night. Eslik scored for SIUE (3-14, 0-5 Ohio Valley) with seven seconds left to send the game into overtime where he scored...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois Rankings for the Week of Jan. 11

1. Northwestern (14-3, 2-2 Big Ten). Last week: 1 After getting upset at home by Ohio State, Northwestern hit the road Saturday and blew out Minnesota. The Wildcats should be favored in both of this week’s home matchups against Wisconsin and Penn State.   2. Northern Illinois (13-2, 2-0 MAC). Last week: 3 Northern Illinois defeated Ohio and Eastern Michigan to begin MAC play...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee State holds off SIU Edwardsville 63-60

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tahjere McCall converted a 3-point play and Xavier Richards tipped in a missed shot, both in the final minute, and Tennessee State won its third straight to open Ohio Valley Conference play, beating Southern Illinois Edwardsville, 63-60 Saturday night. Tennessee State led by two at intermission and extended the lead to as many as 12 points after Marcus Roper...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois Rankings for the Week of Jan. 4

1. Northwestern (13-2, 1-1 Big Ten). Last week: 1 Northwestern’s 10-game winning streak ended Saturday with a 72-59 loss to Maryland. The Wildcats should be favored this week in matchups against Ohio State and Minnesota.   2. Southern Illinois (13-2, 2-0 MVC). Last week: 2 With wins against Northern Iowa and Loyola to start MVC play, Southern Illinois is proving its worth as...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

SIU Edwardsville edges Southern Illinois 76-74

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) C.J. Carr scored 16 points and made a jumper with 25 seconds left to lift SIU Edwardsville over Southern Illinois 76-74 on Wednesday night. Burak Eslik had 23 points to lead SIU Edwardsville (2-7). Grant Fiorentinos added 13 points. Anthony Beane scored 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting for Southern Illinois (8-2). Bola Olaniyan had 11 rebounds, five steals...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois Rankings for the Week of Dec. 7

Photo: Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times   1. Northwestern (7-1). Last week: 1 Northwestern edged Virginia Tech in overtime and then dominated SIU-Edwardsville. The Wildcats easy slate continues Sunday against Chicago State.   2. Southern Illinois (8-1). Last week: 2 The Salukis keep on rolling. They’ve won three straight games since losing to UTEP and should be heavily favored...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern outlasts Virginia Tech in OT 81-79

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Bryant McIntosh scored 19 points to lead Northwestern to an 81-79 overtime victory over Virginia Tech on Tuesday in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. McIntosh hit 8 of 15 for the Wildcats (6-1), who shot 47.8 percent (32 of 67) from the floor. He also grabbed five rebounds and handed out four assists. McIntosh's layup with 27 seconds left in overtime gave the Wildcats...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Fouse leads Green Bay to 87-69 win over SIU-Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) Jordan Fouse scored 22 points and dished out six assists and Green Bay used a big first-half to handle Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, 87-69 on Monday night. Fouse scored 16 of his points in the first half as the Phoenix (4-3) built a 54-28 advantage by intermission by shooting 21 of 34 from the floor (61.8 percent). Carrington Love added 17 points for...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler cruises to 89-73 win over SIU-Edwardsville

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kellen Dunham matched a career high with 32 points as Butler cruised past SIU-Edwardsville in the second half to post an 89-73 win Saturday.Dunham knocked down 10 of 15 shots from the field, including 5 of 8 from beyond the arc to match his career high set as a sophomore against Washington State in the Old Spice Classic. Tyler Wideman added 13 points and Roosevelt...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler uses big 2nd half to beat SIU-Edwardsville, 89-73

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Kellen Dunham matched a career high with 32 points as Butler cruised past SIU-Edwardsville in the second half to post an 89-73 win Saturday. Dunham knocked down 10 of 15 shots from the field, including 5 of 8 from beyond the arc to match his career high set as a sophomore against Washington State in the Old Spice Classic. Tyler Wideman added 13 points and Roosevelt...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

IPFW roars past SIU-Edwardsville in 1st half, wins 87-67

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) Joe Reed scored 20 points, Max Landis knocked down 7 of 10 shots from distance to finished with a 19 points and Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne built a 16-point lead in the first half and cruised to an 87-67 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Saturday afternoon After Yemi Makanjuola's layup to pull SIU-Edwardsville within two, 10-8, with 13:22 left in the...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ohio Valley Conference Preview

Last season Murray State had a lottery pick, went 16-0 in the regular season….and missed out on the NCAA tournament thanks to an epic conference title game loss to Belmont. It was another example of the cruel nature of single bid leagues. Even more than North Carolina Central, who also ran through its league undefeated, the Racers had a legitimate shot in the NCAA tournament. Murray...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Peay fires Carrie Daniels as women's coach

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Austin Peay has fired coach Carrie Daniels after a fourth straight season with at least 20 losses. Athletic director Derek van der Merwe announced Monday that Daniels' contract wouldn't be renewed. Austin Peay's season ended Wednesday with a 72-69 Ohio Valley Conference tournament loss to SIU Edwardsville that dropped the Lady Govs' record to 10-20. Daniels...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Freeman, Horton lead Austin Peay past SIU-Edwardsville 64-61

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Chris Freeman had a career-high 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Chris Horton tied a career high with 18 boards to help Austin Peay snap a seven-game losing streak by beating SIU-Edwardsville 64-61 on Thursday night. Josh Robinson added 11 points for Austin Peay (8-21, 3-12 Ohio Valley), which outrebounded the Cougars 45-27 - including 11-4 on the offensive...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Carr scores 21 as SIU-Edwardsville beats UT-Martin 76-68

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) C.J. Carr scored a career-high 21 points and Kris Davis added 19 as SIU-Edwardsville knocked off Tennessee-Martin 76-68 Saturday night, cementing its hold on the final playoff berth in the Ohio Valley Conference's west division. The game was close - featuring five ties and 12 lead changes - until the freshman Carr forced the final tie at 2:54 with a pair...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

SIU-Edwardsville hangs on to beat SE Missouri 75-72

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) Kris Davis scored 15 points to lead three players in double figures as SIU-Edwardsville used a late surge to pull away and beat Southeast Missouri 75-72 on Thursday night. SIU-Edwardsville's Rozell Nunn made a layup to break a 59-all tie at the 4:24 mark, sparking an 11-2 surge to give the Cougars a 70-61 lead with :51 remaining. Isiah Jones hit back-to...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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