The Southern Illinois men's basketball team defeated UT Martin 78-70 Thursday night in Carbondale.
The game was tied 26-26 at halftime but SIU really turned it on down the stretch for the win.
Armon Fletcher scored 22 for the Salukis who improved to 7-6 on the season. UT Martin dropped to 10-5.
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Adam Frazier homered, doubled and singled as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Saturday to end a six-game losing streak.
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