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Illini issue another NCAA statement

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Armein Kirkland scored 22 points and Jason
Maxiell added 20 to help Cincinnati beat Division II Southern
Indiana 82-62 in an exhibition game Saturday night.

Eric Hicks added 13 points and 18 rebounds for the Bearcats, who
open the regular season Friday night against Valparaiso.

Reque Newsome and Chris Thompson each scored 11 points to lead
the Screaming Eagles, ranked No. 1 in the preseason Division II
rankings.