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SIU women’s basketball drops road contest at Missouri State

SIU women’s basketball drops road contest at Missouri State

By Sean Carley
February 11
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

SIU women's basketball picked up arguably its biggest win of the season last time out against Northern Iowa, but wasn't able to repeat its previous successes. All Missouri State needed Friday was one big quarter to propel itself past SIU in Springfield, Missouri, 73-59. After a close first quarter,...

Saluki football loses another assistant coach to the MAC football conference

Saluki football loses another assistant coach to the MAC football conference

By Jonathan Thompson
February 10
Filed under SIU Football, Sports

Tight ends coach and special teams coordinator Jay Nunez accepted the same positions at Eastern Michigan University under third year head coach Chris Creighton after only one year with the Salukis. Before coming to Southern, he spent five seasons at the University of Minnesota under former SIU...

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...

SIU women’s basketball completes comeback, upsets Northern Iowa

SIU women’s basketball completes comeback, upsets Northern Iowa

By Sean Carley
February 5
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Two days after dropping a game against Drake, the Missouri Valley Conference leader which SIU coach Cindy Stein called "ripe for the picking," Saluki women's basketball upset UNI 64-59. SIU shot 59.3 percent in the second to erase a 15-point deficit before handing Northern Iowa its second Valley...

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...

Drake pulls away late from SIU women’s basketball

Drake pulls away late from SIU women’s basketball

By Sean Carley
February 3
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

For three quarters, SIU women's basketball seemed prime to upset the Drake Bulldogs, a team undefeated in conference play. However, the Salukis just weren't able to get the job done in the fourth as Drake hung on to its undefeated tag, 71-60. "I feel like for 32 or 34 minutes we played as hard...

Salukis split season series against Bradley with blowout win

Salukis split season series against Bradley with blowout win

By Jonathan Thompson
February 2
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

After losing its first meeting against Bradley, Saluki men's basketball won 85-65 Wednesday in the teams' second meeting. Apart from a collapse at the end of the first half, the Salukis dominated Bradley in the games entirety, not once losing the lead in 40 minutes of play. Junior forward Thik...

SIU baseball picked second in MVC preseason poll; three players named all-conference

SIU baseball picked second in MVC preseason poll; three players named all-conference

By Jonathan Thompson
February 1
Filed under Baseball, Sports

After an accomplished season last year, SIU men's baseball is a strong favorite to contend for the conference championship. The Salukis finished with a record of 12-46 (6-15 MVC) in 2015, but turned it around in 2016 to go 31-25-1 (11-10 MVC) — the most wins for the program since 2012 and the...

SIU women’s basketball survives Redbird comeback to finish central Illinois sweep

SIU women’s basketball survives Redbird comeback to finish central Illinois sweep

By Sean Carley
January 29
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The win didn't come as easily as the halftime score would have indicated, but SIU came home Sunday night happy. The Saluki women's basketball team withstood a 16-point second half comeback against Illinois State, holding off the Redbirds in Normal, 63-56. After holding a 15-point halftime lead,...

Salukis snap three-game losing streak in nail-biting win over Missouri State

Salukis snap three-game losing streak in nail-biting win over Missouri State

By Jonathan Thompson
January 29
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

The SIU men's basketball team stepped up big time Saturday in the second half and held on in overtime, beating Missouri State 85-84. After three straight losses, this game was a must win for the Salukis. "This was a huge win," senior forward Sean O'Brien said. "I'm so happy for our whole team....

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