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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,...

Salukis completes sweep against Stetson in season opener

Salukis completes sweep against Stetson in season opener

By Jonathan Thompson
February 19
Filed under Baseball

SIU men's baseball went three-for-three against Stetson over the weekend in the season opener. After a dominant performance on Saturday when SIU won 7-0, the Salukis ended the road trip by beating the Hatters 8-4 in the final game. Southern scored all eight of its runs in the first two innings — s...

Salukis fend off late rally by Stetson to win season opener

Salukis fend off late rally by Stetson to win season opener

By Jonathan Thompson
February 18
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Salukis held off Stetson's rally in the final three innings Friday to win their season opener 7-6. The Hatters scored four of their seven runs in the final three innings of the game — two of which came in the ninth. Junior closer Ryan Netemeyer relieved senior Jacob Williams at the start...

Salukis drop season series to Evansville

Salukis drop season series to Evansville

By Jonathan Thompson
February 17
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

SIU women's basketball didn't lead once Friday night during its 74-61 loss to Evansville. The Aces' hot shooting got them an early advantage as Evansville made two 3-pointers back-to-back, giving them an early lead. They shot 62 percent from behind the arc in the first quarter. Senior forward...

Saluki swim and dive makes its own unique contributions to men’s basketball

Saluki swim and dive makes its own unique contributions to men’s basketball

By Jonathan Thompson
February 16
Filed under Sports

The SIU swimming and diving team can be distracting. At recent SIU men's basketball home games, the team has shown its support for Coach Barry Hinson and his squad by shouting, dancing and making ridiculous faces in their swimsuits at the opposing team while they shoot free throws. Andy Ross,...

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...

SIU women’s basketball uses another fourth quarter comeback to defeat Wichita State

SIU women’s basketball uses another fourth quarter comeback to defeat Wichita State

By Sean Carley
February 12
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

For the second time in three games, SIU used a double-digit comeback to down a top-four team in the Missouri Valley. Southern erased a Wichita State 10-point second half lead to down the Shockers, 61-58. Through the first half, SIU (12-12, 6-7 MVC) held a one-point lead then everything went Wichita...

Saluki softball finishes opening weekend with shutout win

Saluki softball finishes opening weekend with shutout win

By Sean Carley
February 12
Filed under Softball, Sports

The first weekend of the 2017 softball season is in the books and SIU is coming home with a winning record. Junior pitcher Savanna Dover finished the weekend off Sunday morning with a 7-0, five-hit shutout victory against Army. This is Dover's (2-0, 0.00 ERA) sixth career shutout after earning...

Saluki athletics celebrates 50th anniversary of the 1967 NIT championship

Saluki athletics celebrates 50th anniversary of the 1967 NIT championship

By Jonathan Thompson
February 11
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The 1967 team was honored at halftime of the men's basketball home game against Evansville on Saturday and received a standing ovation from 5,490 spectators. "I told [the 1967 team] that they had set the standard for Saluki basketball and the word Saluki being known nationwide because of what they...

Jones’ no-hitter highlights day two of Lion Classic

Jones’ no-hitter highlights day two of Lion Classic

February 11
Filed under Softball, Sports

Day two of the Saluki softball season went down as another doubleheader split, but the two results came in far different fashions. SIU ended its last game early on Friday, but the offense couldn't quite break through in Saturday's first game of the Lion Classic. The Salukis had the bases loaded...

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...

SIU softball splits pair of games on opening day

SIU softball splits pair of games on opening day

By Sean Carley
February 11
Filed under Softball, Sports

Coming off its best season in five years, Saluki softball nearly entered the second day of its 2017 season with a perfect record still intact. SIU opened its season Tuesday in Hammond, Louisiana, with an extra inning 3-2 heartbreaker against Nevada, but immediately came back with a vengeance in an...

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