First ESPN network visit to SIU Arena since Northeastern game on Nov. 16, 2010.
The Salukis hold a 4-0 advantage in the all-time series, including an 80-56 win in Carbondale last season.
Barry Hinson Media Day transcript.
Saluki Director of Athletics Mario Moccia takes your questions.
Played in seven games...Was suspended for the first semester.
Played in 27 games and made nine starts...Scored in double figures four times...Had a career-high 19-point outing against Chicago State...Third on the team in 3-point FG percentage (.314).
Wisconsin transfer who became eligible at the beginning of the second semester...Played in 19 games and started the last nine...Averaged 7.6 points in his last five regular-season games, including a career-high 12 points versus Indiana State...Made 6-of-11 from 3-point in his last five games.
Named Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Second-Team All-State after his senior year at Bolingbrook H.S, where he played for one season and averaged 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists...Led his team to a 22-9 record and conference championship...A McDonalds All-America nominee, conference MVP and all-area MVP...Named MVP of the Windy City All-Star game...Averaged 22.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as a junior at St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Ill., where he shot 48 percent from the field, including 39 percent from behind the 3-point arc and 74 percent from the free throw line...Named East Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year as a junior and earned all-state honors...St. Joseph H.S. also produced Isaiah Thomas...Named to the honor roll all four years.
Born Nov. 21, 1990...Originally signed with Wisconsin after receiving offers from numerous Big Ten teams and other high-major programs...Son of Kimrossi and Adrienne Taylor...Both parents are alums of Southern Illinois University...Dad coached him as an assistant at Bolingbrook...Father works in security and mother is an academic advisor...Plans to major in sociology.