Turnovers turn into a loss for the Salukis

SIU men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson is a glass half-full man; or  he at least was after Friday’s loss against New Orleans. After leading for most of the game, by double digits at times, the Salukis (7-5) lost a nail-biter to the Privateers ... Continue Reading →

Salukis hold on to beat Tennessee State

SIU men’s basketball had a big lead slip away Tuesday. However, the Salukis (7-4) were able to hang on, as they beat the Tennessee State Tigers (2-8), 65-58. The Salukis lead by just 5 points at halftime, but extended it to a 19-point advantage after ... Continue Reading →

Salukis loses heartbreaker to regional rival

It seemed SIU basketball would be coming home from Cape Girardeau, Mo., with its fifth straight win, but Southeast Missouri had different plans. SIU (5-4) lost on a buzzer beater Wednesday night against SEMO (5-4), 55-54. With less than a second left ... Continue Reading →

Saluki basketball prepares for winter break

As the activity in the classroom comes to a frenzied finish, action on the basketball court approaches a season high. The Salukis will play 20 games between the men’s and women’s teams during winter break, meaning the players will remain on campus ... Continue Reading →
Junior guard Anthony Beane drives past a double team Saturday during the Salukis’ 71-49 win against Austin Peay State University at SIU Arena. Beane scored 9 points during the game. The Salukis will play against South Eastern Missouri State on Wednesday.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Schedule strength weak, but still no cupcake

March means madness in college basketball, but the Salukis only get a small taste of teams that made it that far last season. SIU men’s basketball only plays two teams that played in the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship last season, and one ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Carlie Corrigan plays defense against Illinois guard Kyley Simmons on Saturday during the Salukis’ 86-42 loss at SIU arena. The Salukis have a record of 4-2. At this time last year, the Salukis’ had a 0-5 record.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Stein bringing change to SIU

The SIU women’s basketball team needed six games to pick up its first win last year. Although the Salukis lost their sixth game of the 2014-15 season to Illinois, they have won four games. This year’s team is SIU’s fastest to four wins since the ... Continue Reading →
Freshman forward Jordan Caroline drives past two Austin Peay defenders Saturday during the Salukis’ 71-49 win against Austin Peay State University at SIU Arena. Caroline had a career-high 13 points in the win and added 7 rebounds. The Salukis will play Southeast Missouri State University Wednesday in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Season start sweet for Caroline

While this year’s men’s basketball team is young, the talented freshman class makes the future look bright. At the center of that luminosity is Jordan Caroline, a 6-foot-7-inch freshman forward from Champaign. Coach Barry Hinson said Caroline ... Continue Reading →
Junior forward Azia Washington puts up a shot over the University of Illinois’ Chatrice White Saturday during the Salukis’ 86-42 loss against the Fighting Illini at SIU Arena. Washington is third in scoring on the team, averaging 10.8 points a game, and third in rebounding with 5.4 a game. The Salukis will play Austin Peay State University Saturday in Clarksville, Tenn.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

SIU forward confuses opponents with dynamic play

The Salukis have a forward who excels in both rebounding and 3-point shooting, which is uncommon for a post player. Junior forward Azia Washington has been a consistent rebounder for the Salukis in her career, but has also developed the ability to shoot ... Continue Reading →

Salukis outrun Governors

SIU (5-3) cruised to its fourth straight win beating Austin Peay (2-6) at SIU Arena on Saturday night, 71-49. APSU held the lead once with 18:38 left in the first half, then it was all Salukis. SIU led by as many as 25 points to extend its winning streak ... Continue Reading →

Illini snap Dawgs’ win streak in blowout

A NCAA women’s basketball game has two 20-minute halves, but Illinois scored more points in less than one half than SIU did in the whole game. The Illini (7-2) never trailed in its first trip to the SIU Arena since 1995, blowing out the Salukis (4-2) ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs outpace Cougars

SIU and SIU-Edwardsville are 112 miles apart geographically but on the court, the distance between the two teams seemed wider than that Wednesday. The Salukis (4-3) dominated the Cougars (1-4) and led the game from beginning to end en route to a 79-67 ... Continue Reading →

Salukis winning but can improve

As the competition ramps up, the Saluki pups have had a rough time adjusting to tougher teams. SIU is 4-3 after last night’s win against SIU-Edwardsville and 3-3 versus Division I teams. In losses the team’s youth has been evident, but inexperience is ... Continue Reading →

Freshman helps Dawgs turn the corner

Taller players in basketball do not always play post positions. Freshman guard Kylie Giebelhausen’s combination of skills and 6-foot-1-inch figure earned her a starting spot for the women’s basketball team. Giebelhausen was a guard when she started ... Continue Reading →
Junior center Dyana Pierre drives past Mercer’s Madi Mitchell on Sunday during the second half of the Salukis’ 67-52 win at SIU Arena. SIU won all three of its games during Thanksgiving break, and the team is now 4-1 overall for the first time since the 1991-92 season. “We feel good about being able to establish ourselves early,” Coach Cindy Stein said. “It does help build confidence, but we have to stay humble and continue to get better every game.” The Salukis play the University of Illinois at 2:05 p.m. Saturday at SIU Arena.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Salukis win third straight in Bears beat down

The SIU women’s basketball is 4-1 for the first time in 23 years. The team has appeared to reverse its fortunes in Cindy Stein’s second season as coach. After their blowout 67-52 win against Mercer on Sunday, the Salukis are one win away from ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs blow past SEMO with strong second half

The SIU women’s basketball team did not win its third game last season until after the start of 2014. Friday night, the 2014-15 Salukis won their third game before Thanksgiving break ended. SIU won its second home game of the year at Southeast Missouri ... Continue Reading →
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