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SIU’s lone men’s basketball commit for 2017 class decommits

SIU’s lone men’s basketball commit for 2017 class decommits

By Jonathan Thompson
March 9
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's basketball recruit Demarius Jacobs has backed out of his national letter of intent to play for SIU next season, he announced Thursday on Twitter. Jacobs officially signed his letter of intent to SIU on Nov. 15. According to prephoops.com, he is looking to play for a prep school this c...

Illinois State’s hot first-half shooting too much for Salukis to overcome

Illinois State’s hot first-half shooting too much for Salukis to overcome

By Jonathan Thompson
March 4
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

The Saluki men's basketball season came to an end Saturday after a loss to Illinois in the semi-finals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. The Redbirds beat the Salukis in all three of their meetings this season, with a 63-50 final score to secure Illinois State a spot in the MVC championship...

Salukis’ second half surge propels them past Loyola and to the semifinals

Salukis’ second half surge propels them past Loyola and to the semifinals

By Jonathan Thomspon
March 3
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball is now one win away from the Missouri Valley Conference Championship game after beating Loyola in the quarterfinals on Friday. The Salukis have now beat the Ramblers three times in three meetings, this time a 55-50 victory sending them to the semi-final game of the MVC tournament. Sophomore...

Fletcher named to MVC most improved team

Fletcher named to MVC most improved team

By Sean Carley
March 1
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

A day after two Saluki men's basketball players were honored by the Missouri Valley Conference, one more is taking home a specialty award. Sophomore guard Armon Fletcher was named to the MVC's most-improved team Wednesday morning. Fletcher emerged as one of SIU's most dynamic players this season....

Two Salukis selected for All-League awards

Two Salukis selected for All-League awards

By Jonathan Thompson
February 28
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball

Three days before the conference tournament, two Salukis received conference awards. Senior forward Sean O'Brien was named to All-MVC second team and junior forward Thik Bol selected to the All-Defensive team Tuesday morning. O'Brien averages 12.4 points (No.16 ), 8.5 rebounds (No.2) per game and...

Salukis hold off Loyola for a senior night victory

Salukis hold off Loyola for a senior night victory

By Jonathan Thompson
February 25
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Coach Barry Hinson is 16-0 on senior night in his coaching career after clinching the No. 4 seed in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. "Senior night is a big night to me," Hinson said Saturday night. "I put a huge emphasis on it. It's the second most important game we play all year long....

Salukis lose a close one to Illinois State in final road game

Salukis lose a close one to Illinois State in final road game

By Jonathan Thompson
February 22
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball lost it's second game of the season to Illinois State on Wednesday, 50-46. The RedBirds (24-5 ,16-1 Missouri Valley Conference) had a little bit more incentive coming into this game with tonight being their senior night. The score was close until after a late game surge...

Salukis break three-game losing streak in win over Indiana State

Salukis break three-game losing streak in win over Indiana State

By Jonathan Thompson
February 19
Filed under Baseball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball got back in the winning column Sunday after a 74-68 victory over Indiana State. The Salukis shot 48.3 percent from the field, 40 percent from deep and 70 percent from the line. The Sycamores broke out an early lead of 3-7, but thanks to junior forward Thik Bol's production,...

Wichita State surges past the Salukis in big second half

Wichita State surges past the Salukis in big second half

By Jonathan Thompson
February 15
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball is still stuck in a rut as its losing streak extended to three Wednesday after a 87-68 loss to Wichita State. The Shockers got off to a 4-0 to start with sophomore forward Markis McDuffie scoring the first two baskets of the game. After the Salukis missed their first two...

Salukis stuck in a rut, lose to Evansville

Salukis stuck in a rut, lose to Evansville

By Jonathan Thompson
February 11
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball lost its second straight game on Saturday and split the season series against Evansville 75-70. Things didn't look good for the Salukis in the first half. SIU shot 31 percent from the field and 25 percent from behind the arc, while Evansville shot 58.3 percent and 66.7 percent...

Northern Iowa breaks Salukis’ three game winning streak

Northern Iowa breaks Salukis’ three game winning streak

By Jonathan Thompson
February 8
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball dropped the season series against Northern Iowa on Wednesday in a 49-41 loss. The Salukis' 41 point performance was their lowest scoring game of the season, tying for fourth least in program history. The second lowest (39) was against UNI last year. This Panther win also ties...

Saluki winning streak continues after close victory over Loyola

Saluki winning streak continues after close victory over Loyola

By Jonathan Thompson
February 4
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball

SIU men's basketball is on a three-game winning streak after Saturday's 67-61 defeat against Loyola in Chicago. The victory propelled the Salukis (14-11, 7-4 MVC) into third place in Missouri Valley Conference standings — five games behind Illinois State (19-4, 11-0 MVC). Loyola had an early...

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