Lowery: Dillard will start

SIU men’s basketball coach Chris Lowery said freshman guard Kevin Dillard will be moved into the starting rotation during Tuesday’s Lowery Live radio show at Buffalo Wild Wings in Carbondale.

Illinois’ reigning Mr. Basketball is coming off a 21-point performance in the Salukis’ 79-63 loss against Bradley.  Dillard is averaging 10.8 points per game and is shooting 49.4 percent from the field and 54.5 percent from the 3-point line.

Dillard will join fellow freshman Ryan Hare and Bryan Mullins in the Saluki backcourt as Wesley Clemmons will return to the bench and resume his spot as a role player.

Hopefully, the move will spark the Salukis, who will enter their New Year’s Eve matchup against Missouri Valley Conference rival Northern Iowa with a 5-7 record.

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