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Jones scores 14 to carry S. Illinois past Indiana St. 63-55

Jan. 19, 2022 23:23 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Lance Jones had 14 points and six rebounds as Southern Illinois topped Indiana State 63-55 on Wednesday night. Steven Verplancken Jr. had 12 points for Southern Illinois (10-8, 3-3 Missouri Valley Conference). Dalton Banks added 11 points. Ben Coupet Jr. had...

Sturtz scores 16 to lift Drake past S. Illinois 60-59

Jan. 17, 2022 22:38 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Garrett Sturtz had 16 points off the bench to lead Drake to a 60-59 win over Southern Illinois on Monday night. Tucker DeVries had 14 points for Drake (13-5, 4-1 Missouri Valley Conference). Tremell Murphy added seven rebounds. After heading...

Green, Carter lead N. Iowa over S. Illinois 69-68

Jan. 15, 2022 23:01 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — AJ Green scored 22 points, Noah Carter added 17 and Northern Iowa edged Southern Illinois 69-68 on Saturday night for its fifth straight win. Green was 4 of 12 from the floor, made three 3-pointers and shot 11 of 12 from the line. Green's two free throws...

Domask carries Southern Illinois past Grambling 75-64

Dec. 28, 2021 23:15 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Marcus Domask tied his season high with 24 points and Southern Illinois beat Grambling 75-64 on Tuesday night. Domask made 10 of 11 free throws. He added seven rebounds. Ben Coupet Jr. had 17 points for Southern Illinois (8-5), which won its...

Southern Illinois will require COVID-19 tests after break

Dec. 26, 2021 09:09 AM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University officials will rely on testing rather than a period of remote classes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus following the holiday break. Classes are set to begin Jan. 10 and SIU Carbondale officials have told students,...

Murphysboro woodworker starts his own board-game business

Dec. 19, 2021 12:05 PM EST

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — Brandon Byars frowned on the shipping cost from England for a board game he wanted. So he made his own. The lifelong woodworker from Murphysboro made his own version of the game called Babinga, the (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports. ...

Coupet Jr. leads S. Illinois over D-II Maryville (MO) 75-55

Dec. 18, 2021 18:42 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Ben Coupet Jr. had 16 points to lead five Southern Illinois players in double figures as the Salukis routed Maryville (MO) 75-55 on Saturday. Kyler Filewich added 12 points for the Salukis. Steven Verplancken Jr. chipped in 11, Marcus Domask scored 10 and...

Verplancken helps Southern Illinois beat SE Missouri 80-55

Dec. 15, 2021 23:00 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Steven Verplancken Jr. had 17 points as Southern Illinois beat Southeast Missouri 80-55 on Wednesday night. Marcus Domask added 16 points for the Salukis, while Ben Coupet Jr. chipped in 15. Verplancken made 5 of 6 3-pointers. He added six...

Domask lifts S. Illinois past Southern Miss 66-41

Dec. 05, 2021 01:30 AM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Marcus Domask had 14 points as Southern Illinois rolled past Southern Miss 66-41 on Saturday night. Lance Jones had 11 points for Southern Illinois (5-3). Ben Coupet Jr. added 11 points. Steven Verplancken Jr. had 10 points. ...

Domask carries S. Illinois over Alcorn St. 62-59

Nov. 26, 2021 22:47 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Lance Jones grabbed an offensive rebound and turned it into a game-winning layup with 12 seconds left to lift Southern Illinois to a 62-59 win over Alcorn State Monday night. Jones pulled the Salukis within two points by hitting the second of two...