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Interim director of admissions, Amanda Sutton,  presents scholarships to twelve Marion high school seniors at the Scholarship Night Program  on Monday, May 3, 2021 at Marion high school in Marion, Ill.

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May 4, 2021
Aguilar Gilsualdo, right, receives the Chancellor’s Choice scholarship and the Salukis’ Gold scholarship during the Scholarship Night Program at Marion high school. Gilsualdo will be attending SIU for Business Management Monday, May 3, 2021 in Marion, Ill.

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May 4, 2021
A high school senior walks up to accept a scholarship at the Scholarship Night Program at Marion high school. SIU will be delivering scholarships to southern Illinois high school on Monday, May 3, 2021 in Marion, Ill.

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May 4, 2021
A sign sits outside the Anna Veterans' Home on North Main street on Sunday, April 25, 2021 in Anna, Ill. The 50-bed nursing care facility for eligible veterans is one of six veteran nursing care facilities located in Illinois that are ran by the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.

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May 4, 2021
The Anna Veterans' Home is a 50-bed nursing care facility for eligible veterans that opened in 1994 Sunday, April 25, 2021 in Anna, Ill.

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April 28, 2021
A sign sits outside the Anna Veterans' Home on North Main street on Sunday, April 25, 2021 in Anna, Ill. The 50-bed nursing care facility for eligible veterans is one of six veteran nursing care facilities located in Illinois that are ran by the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.

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April 28, 2021
SIU Dietetic Interns Mariah Nelson, left, Ashely Johnson, Arianna Bolivar, James Carmichael, and Melanie Tharp stand for a portrait on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Quigley Hall at SIU. The Dietetic interns along with the undergraduates in Student Nutrition Academic Council (SNAC) have been producing a video series called Tasty Videos. These videos are made for the Murphysboro Food Pantry, to help show people coming into the pantry by showing quick cooking tutorials on how to make their meals more nutritious with things from the pantry.

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April 28, 2021
SIU Dietetic Interns Ashely Johnson, left,  Mariah Nelson, Arianna Bolivar, Melanie Tharp, and James Carmichael stand for a portrait on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Quigley Hall at SIU. The Dietetic interns along with the undergraduates in Student Nutrition Academic Council (SNAC) have been producing a video series called Tasty Videos. These videos are made for the Murphysboro Food Pantry, to help show people coming into the pantry by showing quick cooking tutorials on how to make their meals more nutritious with things from the pantry.

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May 4, 2021
SIU outfielder J.T. Weber poses for a photo on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Itchy Jones Stadium at SIU. Weber tied a Salukis' baseball record driving in eight RBIs in a single game, the 8th time for an SIU player to do in the program's history. Weber went 3 for 5, homering twice, including a grand-slam.

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May 4, 2021
SIU outfielder J.T. Weber poses for a photo on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Itchy Jones Stadium at SIU.   On March 15th, Weber was recognized as National Player of the Week and as MVC Player of the Week after hitting .700 during the four game series versus Evansville.

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May 4, 2021
SIU outfielder J.T. Weber poses for a photo on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Itchy Jones Stadium at SIU.   On March 15th, Weber was recognized as National Player of the Week and as MVC Player of the Week after hitting .700 during the four game series versus Evansville.

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May 4, 2021
SIU outfielder J.T. Weber poses for a photo on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Itchy Jones Stadium at SIU.   On March 15th, Weber was recognized as National Player of the Week and as MVC Player of the Week after hitting .700 during the four game series versus Evansville.

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May 4, 2021
SIU thrower A'veun Moore-Jones poses with a shot put on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Lew Hartzog Track & Field Complex at SIU. Moore-Jones was named All-MVC for a second time in her career and went on to take home first place in shot put at Missouri Valley Conference championship. After finishing 14th place in shot put at the NCAA Indoor Championships, she was named to the 2021 Second Team All-American status.

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May 4, 2021
SIU thrower A'veun Moore-Jones poses with a shot put and discus on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Lew Hartzog Track & Field Complex at SIU. Moore-Jones set a personal record during the Indoor Track season by throwing 55-feet at the Indiana State Invitational back in February.

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May 4, 2021
SIU thrower A'veun Moore-Jones sits for a portrait on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Lew Hartzog Track & Field Complex at SIU. Moore-Jones set a personal record during the Indoor Track season by throwing 55-feet at the Indiana State Invitational back in February.

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May 4, 2021
SIU thrower A'veun Moore-Jones poses with a shot put on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Lew Hartzog Track & Field Complex at SIU. Moore-Jones was named All-MVC for a second time in her career and went on to take home first place in shot put at Missouri Valley Conference championship. After finishing 14th place in shot put at the NCAA Indoor Championships, she was named to the 2021 Second Team All-American status.

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April 12, 2021
SIU thrower A'veun Moore-Jones sits for a portrait with a shot put on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Lew Hartzog Track & Field Complex at SIU. Moore-Jones was named All-MVC for a second time in her career and went on to take home first place in shot put at Missouri Valley Conference championship. After finishing 14th place in shot put at the NCAA Indoor Championships, she was named to the 2021 Second Team All-American status.

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April 12, 2021
SIU thrower A'veun Moore-Jones poses for a portrait on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Lew Hartzog Track & Field Complex at SIU. Moore-Jones set a personal record during the Indoor Track season by throwing 55-feet at the Indiana State Invitational back in February.

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April 12, 2021
Prairie Farm trailer at a Prairie Farms dairy farm on Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Carlinville, Ill. The USDA recently ended their Food Box program that helps farmers get food to families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 9, 2021
Parade participates wait outside the Center for International Educational at Woody Hall Monday, April 5, 2021 at SIU. The parade is the kick-off event apart of the International Fest 2021, a week long celebration for international students at SIU.

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April 9, 2021
A couple of students pose for a photo with SIU chancellor Austin Lane, after the International Festival Proclamation Monday, April 5, 2021 at Faner Plaza at SIU.

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April 9, 2021
Austin Lane, SIU chancellor, hits the gong to officially kick-off the International Fest 2021 Monday, April 5, 2021 in Faner Plaza at SIU.

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April 9, 2021
SIU Chancellor Austin Lane calls up all the international students to the front for him to personally speak and thank them for their hard work at SIU Monday, April 5, 2021 at Faner Plaza.

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April 9, 2021
Austin Lane, SIU chancellor, speaks during the  International Festival Proclamation Monday, April 5, 2021 at Faner Plaza at SIU.

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April 9, 2021
Andrew Carver, Executive Director of International Affairs, gives a speech at the International Festival Proclamation Monday, April 5, 2021 at Faner Plaza at SIU.

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April 9, 2021
Executive Director of International Affairs Andrew Carver, heads off a flag to Austin Lane, SIU chancellor, during the International Parade of Flags Monday, April 5, 2021 outside Anthony Hall at SIU.

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April 6, 2021
The parade halts outside of Anthony Hall to await the arrival of chancellor Austin Lane to join the parade Monday, April 5, 2021 outside Anthony Hall at SIU.

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April 6, 2021
An assortment of flags from countries around the world fly high in the wind during the International Parade of Flags event, the kick-off event for the week long International Fest 2021 on Monday, April 5, 2021 at Faner Plaza at SIU.

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April 6, 2021
Parade participates fly their flags in the air during the International Parade of Flags Monday, April 5, 2021 at SIU. The parade is the kick-off event apart of the International Fest 2021, a week long celebration for international students at SIU.

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April 6, 2021
 Andrew Carver, Executive Director of International Affairs, leads the parade around campus during the International Parade of Flags Monday, April 5, 2021 at SIU. The parade is the kick-off event apart of the International Fest 2021, a week long celebration for international students at SIU.

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April 6, 2021
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May 13, 2021
Decatur police officers sit in a room inside the Community Church of God Friday, April 2, 2021 in Decatur, Ill.

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May 13, 2021
A crate of handguns that were bought from community members during the Decatur Community Day of Peace. This event was put on by an alliance between Decatur churches, the NAACP, the Department of Community Development, Decatur police and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation on Friday, April 2, 2021 in Decatur, Ill. The event was held for members of the community to sell their weapons with no questions asked to limit guns on the streets.

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May 13, 2021
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May 13, 2021
Two people hold hands as they gaze at a banner with images of people who have lost their lives to gun violence on Friday, April 2, 2021 in Decatur, Ill.

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May 13, 2021
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May 13, 2021
Sally the Clown hands out balloon animals on Friday, April 2, 2021 in Decatur, Ill.

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May 13, 2021
SIU pitcher, Brad Harrison, poses for a portrait in the bleachers at Itchy Jones Stadium on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at SIU. Coming back after injuring his arm, the left-handed pitcher has been a steady arm in the Salukis' rotation. This season, Harrison threw seven innings where he struck out nine batters and two hits during a game against Marshall.

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May 13, 2021
SIU pitcher, Brad Harrison, poses for a portrait in the bleachers at Itchy Jones Stadium on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at SIU. Coming back after injuring his arm, the left-handed pitcher has been a steady arm in the Salukis' rotation. This season, Harrison threw seven innings where he struck out nine batters and two hits during a game against Marshall.

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May 13, 2021
SIU pitcher, Brad Harrison, poses for a portrait in the bleachers at Itchy Jones Stadium on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at SIU. Coming back after injuring his arm, the left-handed pitcher has been a steady arm in the Salukis' rotation. This season, Harrison threw seven innings where he struck out nine batters and two hits during a game against Marshall.

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May 13, 2021
SIU pitcher, Brad Harrison, poses for a portrait in the bleachers at Itchy Jones Stadium on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at SIU. Coming back after injuring his arm, the left-handed pitcher has been a steady arm in the Salukis' rotation. This season, Harrison threw seven innings where he struck out nine batters and two hits during a game against Marshall.

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May 13, 2021
SIU pitcher, Brad Harrison, poses for a portrait in the bleachers at Itchy Jones Stadium on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at SIU. Coming back after injuring his arm, the left-handed pitcher has been a steady arm in the Salukis' rotation. This season, Harrison threw seven innings where he struck out nine batters and two hits during a game against Marshall.

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May 13, 2021
SIU pitcher, Brad Harrison, poses for a portrait in the bleachers at Itchy Jones Stadium on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at SIU. Coming back after injuring his arm, the left-handed pitcher has been a steady arm in the Salukis' rotation. This season, Harrison threw seven innings where he struck out nine batters and two hits during a game against Marshall.

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April 9, 2021
SIU pitcher, Brad Harrison, poses for a portrait in the bleachers at Itchy Jones Stadium on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at SIU. Coming back after injuring his arm, the left-handed pitcher has been a steady arm in the Salukis' rotation. This season, Harrison threw seven innings where he struck out nine batters and two hits during a game against Marshall.

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April 9, 2021
Milton McDaniel points at quilt as troop leaders from Boy Scout troop 66 hold up as Milton talks about the quilts on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at the African American Museum inside University Mall in Carbondale, Ill.

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April 9, 2021
Corene McDaniel, one of the co-founders of the African-American Museum of southern Illinois, shows off a piece of mail with a stamp of Martin Luther King Jr. to a group of Boy Scouts from troop 66 on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 in the African-American Museum of southern Illinois inside University Mall in Carbondale, Ill.

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April 9, 2021
The African-American Museum of southern Illinois preserves the history and achievements from African-Americans Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 in University Mall in Carbondale, Ill. The museum is a non-profit organization operated by volunteers since 1997.

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April 9, 2021
Emma Spotak chases down the ball during the game vs. UNI on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in Carbondale, Ill.

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March 21, 2021
Angela Buss add meat to the stew during the Irish Stew Cook-Off at the Murphysboro St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Murphysboro, Ill.

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March 20, 2021
Joe Gray places an assortment of cut vegetables into a pan to be cooked before going into stew during the Irish Stew Cook-Off event during the Murphysboro St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in Murphysboro.

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March 21, 2021
Joe Gray slices up a carrot to be put into his in-progress stew during the Irish Stew Cook-Off at the Murphysboro St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in Murphysboro, Ill. This year, the events were scaled down compared to previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce still put on events that could be enjoyed safely.

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March 21, 2021
A reflection of tents set up during the Murphysboro St. Patrick's Celebration on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in Murphysboro, Ill. This year, the events were scaled down compared to previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce still put on events that could be enjoyed safely.

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March 21, 2021
A list of Irish themed drinks served at Brews Brothers Taproom on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in Murphysboro, Ill.

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March 21, 2021
The Irish Stew Cook-Off Championship belt that is awarded to the winner of the Irish Stew Cook-Off event at the Murphysboro St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in Murphysboro, Ill.

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March 21, 2021
Bethal African Methodist Episcopal Church, located on East Jackson Street, was founded in 1864 just before the end of the US Civil War on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Carbondale, Ill.

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March 21, 2021
Bethal African Methodist Episcopal Church, located on East Jackson Street, was founded in 1864 just before the end of the US Civil War on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Carbondale, Ill.

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March 21, 2021
Bethal African Methodist Episcopal Church, located on East Jackson Street, was founded in 1864 just before the end of the US Civil War on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Carbondale, Ill.

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March 21, 2021
Emma Baalman goes up for the spike during the game verse Indiana State on Sunday, March 7, 2021 in Davies Gym at SIU. The Salukis' would go on to lose 3-0 to the Sycamores. Baalman finished the game with six kills and lead the team with four blocks.

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March 21, 2021
Mackenzie Houser bumps the ball to set-up the Salukis' offense during the game verse Indiana State on Sunday, March 7, 2021 in Davies Gym at SIU. The Salukis' would go on to lose 3-0 to the Sycamores.

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March 21, 2021
Alex Washington goes towards the SIU bench to keep the play alive during the game verse Indiana State on Sunday, March 7, 2021 in Davies Gym at SIU. The Salukis' would go on to lose 3-0 to the Sycamores.

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March 21, 2021
SIU senior setter/hitter Rachel Maguire talks with a referee during the game verse Indiana State on Sunday, March 7, 2021 in Davies Gym at SIU. The Salukis' would go on to lose 3-0 to the Sycamores.

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March 21, 2021
Nsia Gittens watches as she serves the ball during the game verse Indiana State on Sunday, March 7, 2021 in Davies Gym at SIU. The Salukis' would go on to lose 3-0 to the Sycamores.

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March 21, 2021
SIU defensive specialist, Katy Kluge, gets the bump to set-up the Salukis' offense during the game verse Indiana State on Sunday, March 7, 2021 in Davies Gym at SIU. The Salukis' would go on to lose 3-0 to the Sycamores.

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March 7, 2021
SIU infielder/outfielder Jenny Jansen poses for a photo on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at SIU. Jansen has proven to be a constant bat for the SIU softball team. Jansen was a key piece to the win this year over #22 Mississippi State on Feb. 21, where she produced three hits, including a homerun, with 3 RBIs.

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March 7, 2021
SIU infielder/outfielder Jenny Jansen poses for a photo on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at SIU. Jansen has

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SIU infielder/outfielder Jenny Jansen poses for a photo on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at SIU. Jansen has proven to be a constant bat for the SIU softball team. Jansen was a key piece to the win this year over #22 Mississippi State on Feb. 21, where she produced three hits, including a homerun, with 3 RBIs.

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March 7, 2021
SIU infielder/outfielder Jenny Jansen poses for a photo on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at SIU. Jansen has proven to be a constant bat for the SIU softball team. Jansen was a key piece to the win this year over #22 Mississippi State on Feb. 21, where she produced three hits, including a homerun, with 3 RBIs.

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March 7, 2021
SIU guard Trent Brown looks back to see the finished product of his layup to score during the Salukis' 49-73 loss against Loyola in the Arch Madness tournament on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO.  Brown finished with four points and had four rebounds during Friday's game.

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March 7, 2021
SIU forward Sekou Dembele heavily guards Cameron Krutwig of Loyola during the Salukis' 49-73 loss against Loyola in the Arch Madness tournament on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO.

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March 5, 2021
Trent Brown tries to guard a Rambler player as they shoot during the Salukis' 49-73 loss against Loyola in the Arch Madness tournament on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO.

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March 5, 2021
SIU center Kyler Filewich tries to block Loyola's Marquise Kennedy  as he shoots during the Salukis' 49-73 loss against Loyola in the Arch Madness tournament on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO.

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March 5, 2021
SIU guard Steven Verplancken Jr. talks to head coach Bryan Mullins as a timeout expires during the Salukis' 49-73 loss against Loyola in the Arch Madness tournament on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO.

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