January 30, 2003
USI menís basketball wins by 31 over SIUE
@University of Southern Indiana (14-4, 9-3 GLVC): 95
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (7-11, 3-8 GLVC): 64
The University of Southern Indiana menís basketball team had five players score in double digits for the third straight time in the 95-64 victory over Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Thursday night at the Physical Activities Center. USI raises its record to 14-4 overall and 9-3 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, while SIUE goes to 7-11 overall, 3-8 GLVC.
The Eagles have won 23 straight at the PAC, a streak that ranks second nationally in the NCAA Division II.
USI junior forward/center Billy Harris (Carbondale, Illinois) led all scorers with a game-high 20 points and 13 rebounds. The double-double was the third of the year for Harris.
Harris was followed in the scoring column by junior guard Mike Arnold (Evansville, Indiana) with 15 points, while junior forward Dennis Coutee (Jeffersonville, Indiana) posted 15 points. USIís double figure scorers were rounded out by the 12 point performances of senior guard David Ragland (Evansville, Indiana) and junior forward Clarence Chillers (Chicago, Illinois).
Senior guard Alan Goff (Terre Haute, Indiana) tied a USI single-game record with eight steals Thursday evening. He tied Stan Gouard, who had eight twice, and Scott Boyden.
The next action for the Eagles will be when Quincy University comes to the PAC for USIís Homecoming Saturday, February 1. Game time Saturday is 1 p.m.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information