Salukis snap skid, put out Flames

SIU gained its first and only win of its three games played in three days Sunday against the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Salukis outplayed the Flames, winning 67-60 behind junior guard Anthony Beane’s 27 points, 9 rebounds and no turnovers. ... Continue Reading →

Senior looks to steal spotlight

The 2013 leader in steals on the women’s basketball team is returning for her senior season in hopes of building upon that success. Senior guard Mercedes Griffin was a bright spot on a 5-25 team last season. In the Missouri Valley Conference, she finished ... Continue Reading →

Salukis dismantled by Raiders; 70-50

The women’s basketball team traveled to Wright State today for the second game of the year, but things did not go as planned. The Salukis were dismantled by the Raiders, losing 70-50. The game was close at halftime as SIU trailed 33-29, but the Raiders ... Continue Reading →

Yale outlasts SIU in Ohio

SIU overcame another sluggish start Saturday but could not beat Yale, losing its second straight game, 53-46. The team has dropped the first two games of a three-game tournament at Kent State University. After Yale forced 4 turnovers in the early moments ... Continue Reading →

Salukis open tournament with blowout loss

SIU (1-2) lost its second game of the season as it was dominated by Kent State (3-0) in the opening match of a stretch of three games in three days. The Salukis never led during the game as the Flashes’ defense frustrated SIU all night en route ... Continue Reading →

Successful weekend could spur Salukis’ season

The first week of Saluki basketball is best described as a microcosm of what the rest of the season could look like. A close loss on the road, against a good team, was followed by a decisive win on the road, against a bad one. This team’s consistency ... Continue Reading →

Beane scores 32 in SIU’s first victory

SIU basketball won its first game of the 2014 campaign Tuesday night with a victory on the road. SIU traveled to Tennessee State for a matchup against Dana Ford, the youngest coach in the NCAA. The Salukis defeated the Tigers 84-67 behind junior guard ... Continue Reading →
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian
Redshirt freshman forward Austin Weiher dribbles the ball up court during the second half of the 79-63 win against South Baptist University at SIU Arena. Weiher
played 1 minute in the game with 2 rebounds.

Weiher used to collegiate competition

SIU men’s basketball has a freshman who faced collegiate competition while he was in high school. Redshirt freshman forward Austin Weiher played basketball at Creating Young Minds Academy in Irving, Texas, where where he competed against junior college ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore forward Sean O’Brien dribbles past a Southwest Baptist University player Nov. 8 during the team’s 79-63 win in its second exhibition game of the season. SIU took on St. Louis University Saturday but lost 62-59 when SLU made a 3-pointer in the last 11 seconds of the game.
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian

Salukis lose to Billikens late

SIU men’s basketball lost its regular-season opener 62-59 in heartbreaking fashion at St. Louis University on Saturday. The Salukis led for most of the game until Billiken junior Austin McBroom hit a three pointer to give his team the lead with less ... Continue Reading →

Salukis win first opener since 2008

A group effort by the SIU women’s basketball team Friday night brought the Salukis their first season-opening win since 2008. After only five wins last season, SIU knocked off the University of Tennessee-Martin 87-78. The Skyhawks are coming off a 24-8 ... Continue Reading →

Two Saluki freshmen to redshirt this season

Two SIU men’s basketball players will spend this season watching from the sidelines but keep a year of eligibility. Coach Barry Hinson announced Thursday that freshman guard Armon Fletcher and freshman forward Austin Weiher are redshirting this year ... Continue Reading →

Young Salukis talented but untested

In coach Barry Hinson’s third season, he finally has a team of players he recruited and fit his style of coaching. It has given him a lot of measured optimism after two wins to open the season. SIU men’s basketball is preparing for its first game ... Continue Reading →

Basketball in Beanes’ genes

Beane is a name synonymous with SIU basketball, but there is another Beane in Carbondale hoping to make a name for himself. Darius Beane, a freshman at Carbondale High School, is a varsity basketball player with aspirations of playing basketball at the ... Continue Reading →

Unable to stomach losing season, guard returns at full health

Although the women’s basketball team’s game Friday technically did not count for anything, for redshirt sophomore point guard Rishonda Napier, it was huge. Gastritis cut Napier’s sophomore season short after only five games last year. Friday’s ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs ground Hawks in exhibition win

A fan summed up the outlook for the SIU women’s basketball team shortly after the Salukis took down Division II Quincy University 72-57 in an exhibition game Friday night. “[The fan] said, ‘Wow, you guys didn’t take near as many bad shots as you ... Continue Reading →
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