Salukis’ second half rally comes up short

Coach Barry Hinson’s team rallied in the second half but if was not enough to climb out of the hole the Salukis dug for themselves in the first half. SIU men’s basketball (8-12, 1-6) was defeated by the Evansville Purple Aces (15-5, 5-3), ... Continue Reading →

Former rival struggling in biggest sport

Creighton has officially been out of the Missouri Valley Conference for one year and seven months, but has not been as dominant as it once was. The Blue Jays made the Big East championship games in men’s basketball and baseball last season. Creighton’s ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs need more time in loss

SIU women’s basketball (9-8, 2-4) extended its losing streak at Missouri State (7-10, 4-2) to eight years Friday night. The Salukis could not overcome a cold start from the floor in a 61-57 loss. Although SIU made five of its last seven shots in the ... Continue Reading →

Salukis start streak on milestone win

Men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson surpassed former SIU coach Rich Herrin in wins in Missouri Valley Conference games with his latest. SIU (9-11, 2-5) defeated the Bradley Braves (6-14, 1-6) 70-59 for its second consecutive MVC win. Hinson is fifth ... Continue Reading →

Former SIU coach excels at small college

After more than 50 years of coaching basketball and 900 wins at the high school and college levels combined, former Saluki basketball coach Rich Herrin said he still has fun coaching every night. Herrin retired from coaching in 2007,  but decided to ... Continue Reading →

All-American moves up to smaller role

Weeks of patience are starting to pay off for transfer junior guard Blair Stephenson. The former NJCAA Division II All-American made her first career NCAA start Sunday against Evansville because sophomore starting point guard Rishonda Napier suffered ... Continue Reading →

Salukis support breast cancer awareness with Pink Out games

Both the Saluki men’s and women’s basketball teams are raising money for breast cancer awareness. Fans can bid on jerseys and the highest bidders will be able to pick the name they want on the back of a player’s jersey. The players will ... Continue Reading →

Salukis improve from last season

SIU women’s basketball has reached the halfway mark of the season and already has four more wins than last season’s total. Through 16 games, the team is 9-7, 2-3 in conference. Last season the Salukis finished 5-25 and 3-15. Although the team started ... Continue Reading →

SIU snaps losing streak with first MVC win

The eighth time is the charm. SIU men’s basketball (8-11, 1-5) defeated the Loyola Ramblers (13-5, 3-3) for its first Missouri Valley Conference win of the season. It also ended the seven-game losing streak the Salukis were on. “There’s only one ... Continue Reading →

Salukis fall late to Evansville 63-58

SIU women’s basketball (9-7, 2-3) and the Evansville Purple Aces (10-7, 5-1) battled back-and-forth throughout the game before Evansville pulled away late with a 63-58 victory. Both teams were playing without a key player, and Evansville had more ... Continue Reading →

Salukis win, but Napier suffers injury

SIU women’s basketball (9-6, 2-2) won its first game in its new white home uniforms Friday night, but it may have lost its starting point guard in the process. Sophomore Rishonda Napier left in the second half of the 65-53 victory against the Indiana ... Continue Reading →

Saluki skid continues to ranked team

SIU men’s basketball finds itself on the longest losing streak and worst start to Missouri Valley Conference play in Barry Hinson’s tenure at SIU. The Salukis (7-11, 0-5) lost 67-55 to the No.13 Wichita State Shockers (15-2, 5-0) extending their losing ... Continue Reading →

Salukis hoping to salvage season

Right before the Salukis started Missouri Valley Conference play, the team dropped two winnable games at home and was looking for a win against coach Barry Hinson’s former team, the Missouri State Bears. SIU not only lost against the Bears to begin ... Continue Reading →

Brown drowns Salukis

SIU men’s basketball was on its way to its first win in nearly three weeks until Indiana State’s Devonte Brown decided to take over. The Salukis fell to (7-10, 0-4) and ISU moved to (8-8, 4-0) after the 59-56 Sycamore win Saturday at SIU Arena. Brown, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis continue to slide

SIU men’s basketball (7-9, 0-3)  dropped its fifth straight contest Wednesday falling to No. 23 Northern Iowa (13-2, 2-1), 55-39 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The 39 points is the second-fewest total scored in a game in the modern era for the Salukis, ... Continue Reading →
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