S. Illinois 80, SIU-Edwardsville 57
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP)
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.