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Saluki senior and Edwardsville native Armon Fletcher earns MVC honor

Southern Illinois coach gives shout-out to Lexington after UK game

After his team's 71-59 loss to Kentucky, Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson talked about the hospitality his team had received in Lexington before the game. The Salukis led UK 44-37 in the second half before falling to 0-1 on the season.
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After his team's 71-59 loss to Kentucky, Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson talked about the hospitality his team had received in Lexington before the game. The Salukis led UK 44-37 in the second half before falling to 0-1 on the season.

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale senior and Edwardsville native Armon Fletcher has been honored as a Missouri Valley Conference second team all-conference selection for the 2018-19 basketball season.

The MVC announced its regular season award winners on Tuesday.

A 2014 graduate of Edwardsville High School, the 6-5 Fletcher led the Salukis in scoring (16..6 ppg) while averaging 6.1 rebounds per contest.

SIUC (16-13) opens play in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. The Salukis will take on sixth-seed Northern Iowa (14-17) in the final quarterfinal round game. The Salukis won both regular season meetings with the Panthers.

Loyola-Chicago is the top seed, while Drake is the No. 2 seed which runs Thursday-Sunday.

Dean Criddle has worked at the Belleville News-Democrat for 32 years as a sports writer. Dean graduated from SIUE with a double major in journalism and English, is married and lives in Belleville.


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