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Salukis split season series with Drake

Salukis split season series with Drake

By Jonathan Thompson
January 19
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball lost its second matchup with Drake after winning the first, this time losing 88-84 in overtime Wednesday in Des Moines. After being down by 12 points at most, SIU managed to battle its way back into the game early in the second half. Senior guard Mike Rodriguez hit two free...

Keeping up with Saluki Sports: Here’s what you may have missed

Keeping up with Saluki Sports: Here’s what you may have missed

By Sean Carley and Jonathan Thompson
January 17
Filed under Basketball, Sports

While students were away on holiday, Saluki sports didn't slow down. Here's what you may have missed during winter break. Men's basketball has hot start to conference The men's basketball team found a stride during winter break, going 5-3 in the last month. The beginning of the Missouri Valley C...

Missouri State offense too much for Salukis to handle

Missouri State offense too much for Salukis to handle

By Jonathan Thompson
January 15
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball, Women's Basketball

SIU women's basketball couldn't ride the momentum from Friday's blowout win against Wichita State, losing 78-60 to Missouri State on Sunday. The Bears' ability to string together big scoring runs in every quarter, coupled with their consistent shooting throughout the game, was too much for SIU. "I...

Rodriguez’s big second half propels Salukis to victory over Aces

Rodriguez’s big second half propels Salukis to victory over Aces

By Jonathan Thompson
January 14
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Thanks to some hot shooting by senior guard Mike Rodriguez, the SIU men's basketball team defeated Evansville Aces 73-61 Saturday in Evansville. Rodriguez had 19 of his 20 points in the second half to give the Salukis the boost they needed to pull off the win. However, the first half didn't look...

Saluki women’s losing streak ends with win over Wichita State

Saluki women’s losing streak ends with win over Wichita State

By Sean Carley
January 13
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

SIU junior guard Kylie Giebelhausen didn't hit a single shot from inside the 3-point line Friday against Wichita State. That wasn't an issue though, as she made up for it by hitting a school record-tying seven 3-pointers from beyond the line to lead the Salukis to a 77-54 win against the Shockers. The...

Salukis fall apart in second half, lose to Illinois State

Salukis fall apart in second half, lose to Illinois State

By Jonathan Thompson
January 12
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball blew a halftime lead before falling to Illinois state 53-60 on Wednesday at SIU Arena. The Salukis went into the second half with a 33-29 lead over the Redbirds built off of a solid start of the game. SIU had impressive shooting numbers in the opening half, making 52.2 percent...

Salukis continue to struggle, lose to Drake

Salukis continue to struggle, lose to Drake

By Jonathan Thompson
January 8
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The SIU women's basketball team's third quarter collapse lead to their demise as they fell 75-59 on Sunday to Drake. The bulldogs went on a 10-0 run to end the third quarter that extended their lead to 62-40. This proved to be too much for the Dawgs to come back from. Though their 3-point percentage...

SIU men’s basketball upsets Missouri State on the road

SIU men’s basketball upsets Missouri State on the road

By Sean Carley
January 7
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball went to Springfield, Mo., on Saturday nearly double-digit underdogs, but left with an upset and possibly the biggest win so far this season. Southern led almost from start-to-finish to defeat Missouri State, 75-67, extending its winning streak to three games. While SIU (10-7,...

Rough third quarter dooms SIU women’s basketball at Northern Iowa

Rough third quarter dooms SIU women’s basketball at Northern Iowa

By Sean Carley
January 6
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

  Northern Iowa's recent domination of SIU at the McLeod Center continued on Friday. Thanks to an epic third quarter for UNI, the Panthers have won nine of their last 10 games against SIU at home, this time with a 79-49 victory. Northern Iowa (10-4, 3-0 Missouri Valley) was on fire on both...

Shorthanded SIU men’s basketball defeats Drake

Shorthanded SIU men’s basketball defeats Drake

By sean carley
January 1
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU was without its leading scorer, sophomore guard Armon Fletcher, because of injury and no single player stepped up in his absence. Instead, the entire team did. Seven of the nine Salukis to enter the game Sunday outperformed their scoring average and helped push the team to an 83-69 victory against...

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