Junior guard Diamond Taylor attempts a layup Sunday as the Salukis face Illinois State University at SIU Arena.Sunday’s game was the first time Taylor has played since coach Barry Hinson reinstated him to the team after anindefinite suspension before the season. The Salukis trailed by 26 points as they headed into the second half. After a 23-6 leading run, the Salukis’ second-half surge lost momentum as the Redbirds held on for a 70-56 win. SIU will travel to Northern Iowa University Wednesday to take on the Panthers at the McLeod Center. Chris Zoeller-Daily Egyptian