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Beane earns two weekly honors

By Evan Jones, @EvanJones_DE

Senior guard Anthony Beane was named Player of the Week in the Missouri Valley Conference and the Lou Henson Player of the Week after consecutive 31-point games against Drake and Indiana State.

In the two victories, Beane combined for 62 points in 70 minutes and went 8-15 from behind the 3-point line. 

The two wins snapped a four-game losing streak for the Saluki men’s basketball team.

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This was the second time this season Beane was named MVC player of the week, and the sixth time in his career — the most of any player in SIU history.

This season Beane has 551 points, a career high. Entering the season Beane was No. 22 on SIU’s all-time scoring list, he is now No. 5  at 1,851 points.

During the became the second Saluki with 1,000 points in conference play.

Beane is on the Lou Henson award watchlist, which is awarded to the nation’s best mid-major basketball player.

He has four games left in 2016 regular season, beginning when the Salukis take on Bradley at 7 p.m. Wednesday at SIU arena.

Evan Jones can be reached at (618)-536-3304 or on Twitter @EvanJones_DE

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