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Southern Illinois defeats SIU-Edwardsville 80-57

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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) 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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