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Gallery: SIU men’s basketball escapes narrow victory against UIS

By Brian Muñoz and Dylan Nelson

SIU junior center Kavion Pippen, 33, and University of Illinois Springfield junior center Zach Steinberg, 21, fight for the ball Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Head basketball coach Barry Hinson speaks to the team Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Junior guard Eric McGill, far left, grabs the ball to bring it inbounds Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Dylan Nelson | @Dylan_Nelson99)

SIU junior guard Sean Lloyd Jr., left, and University of Illinois Springfield’s Kaj Days fight for the ball Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Brendon Bangert, a junior from Dunlap studying architecture, cheers on the men’s basketball team Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

UIS’s Aundrae Williams, right, reacts while advancing the ball Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

SIU mens baskebtall head coach Barry Hinson reacts after looking at the score board Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Prairie Star junior guard Logan Gonce, right, runs down the court Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Dylan Nelson | @Dylan_Nelson99)

Junior guard Eric McGill, far left, dives for the ball Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Dylan Nelson | @Dylan_Nelson99)

Senior forward Jonathan Wiley, right, pushes through UIS pressure Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Junior guard Sean Lloyd Jr, center, jumps to block the ball Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Dylan Nelson | @Dylan_Nelson99)

Prairie Star junior forward Gilwan Nelson, 3, jumps with the ball during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Springfield Prairie Stars Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at SIU Arena. (Dylan Nelson | @Dylan_Nelson99)

Chancellor Carlo Montemagno reacts among students after a Saluki basket Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Sophomore guard Aaron Cook goes for a slam dunk Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Junior guard Sean Lloyd Jr. advances the ball Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Freshman forward Brendon Gooch, left, grabs the ball Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Dylan Nelson | @Dylan_Nelson99)

Chancellor Carlo Montemagno, far right, reacts after a ref call Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

UIS’s Gilwan Nelson, right, pushes through SIU defense Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Junior guard Sean Lloyd Jr. watches the score gap close Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Sophomore guard Aaron Cook defends the ball Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

University of Illinois Springfield’s Lijah Donnelly, left, advances the ball past SIU’s Tyler Smithpeters, 11, and Sean Lloyd Jr., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Junior guard Sean Lloyd Jr. defends the ball Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

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