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Southern Illinois snaps Duquesne's 7-game win streak

| Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

LAS VEGAS — Sean Lloyd Jr. scored 10 of his 19 points in the final 11 minutes and finished with seven rebounds to help Southern Illinois beat Duquesne, 74-64, on Saturday night at the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic.

Aaron Cook and Armon Fletcher added 12 points apiece, and Kavion Pippen had 10 points and four blocks for Southern Illinois (8-5).

The Salukis went scoreless for nearly three minutes and trailed by seven before Lloyd hit two free throws to spark an 18-7 run that gave SIU a 61-57 lead with 3 minutes left. Lloyd scored eight points and Rudy Stradnieks added six during that stretch, and Duquesne trailed the rest of the way.

Tarin Smith hit two free throws to pull the Dukes within a point with 1:40 left, but the Salukis scored the last nine points, hitting 7 of 8 free throws in the final minute.

Smith finished with a career-high 26 points on 8 of 10 shooting for Duquesne (9-4), which had its seven-game win streak snapped. The rest of the Dukes made just 11 of 42 (26.2 percent) from the field.

SIU committed a season-low four turnovers.

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