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 →

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 →

Women’s basketball returns to full strength for 2014-15

The SIU women’s basketball team is on a mission to put the past behind it. The Salukis won five games last season. Injuries depleted the roster as four players were forced to redshirt. Freshman guard Kiley Gorski, sophomore guard Rishonda Napier, junior ... Continue Reading →

Salukis fall short in Windy City

After defeating the top team in the Missouri Valley Conference Saturday, the Salukis fell short to the Loyola University-Chicago Ramblers 67-56. The game started close as the Salukis only trailed by four with eight minutes left in the first half but the ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore forward Dyana Pierre makes a shot over Wichita
State University junior guard Jamillah Bonner Saturday
during the Salukis’ 64-59 win at SIU Arena. Wichita State is
ranked first in the Missouri Valley Conference. The women’s
basketball team will compete at 7 p.m. Thursday against
Loyola University in Chicago.

Women upset stagnent shockers

Saturday the Salukis shocked the world after breaking their eight game losing streak and battling through a 64-59 win over the Wichita State University Shockers. The Shockers are ranked first in the Missouri Valley Conference and came into the game with ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Hannah Shores, right, looks to pass over
University of Evansville freshman guard Paris McLeod, left, Sunday
at SIU Arena. The Salukis defeated the Purple Aces 66-57. Shores
contributed three assists and nine rebounds while sophomore
forward Dyana Pierre led the team with 24 points. The women’s
basketball team will travel to Wichita, Kansas, on Friday to take on
Wichita State University.

Salukis flush out Aces

After a week of rest, the SIU women’s basketball team (4-14, MVC 2-5) gave an enormous effort against the University of Evansville (7-11, MVC 2-5) and topped the Purple Aces 66-57. The Salukis collected their first win in six games and added a second ... Continue Reading →
Junior guard Mercedes Griffin charges past
an Illinois State University player Friday
during the women’s 76-59 loss to the
Redbirds. Griffin finished the game with 14
points, 10 of them from free throws.

Women drop fifth straight

The Salukis put up a fight Sunday, but it was not enough to overcome the undefeated conference team as they took a near 20-point loss to Indiana State University at SIU Arena. Prior to the 63-44 loss to the Sycamores, the team took a tough 76-59 loss ... Continue Reading →

Iowa weekend drops SIU 1-3 in MVC

After spending the weekend in Iowa and playing back-to-back games, the Salukis left the Hawkeye State without a win. The women’s team started its trip Wednesday afternoon before preparing themselves for Drake University Friday and the University of ... Continue Reading →
Junior guard Mercedes Griffin drives in for a layup against Loyola University guard Becca Smith Saturday at SIU Arena. The Salukis were defeated 60-48 as a result of several missed free throws and being out rebounded 46–37.

Saluki womens basketball give effort despite player shortages

As an athlete’s body begins to wear down from long practices, players are forced to sit out to avoid further injury. The SIU women’s basketball team has been at a slight disadvantage as a result of players’ injuries and medical issues this season. ... Continue Reading →

Women’s basketball win MVC opener in double overtime

Along with scoring 100 points for the first time since 1983, the Salukis had three players in double figures in a tight conference opener. SIU (3-9) started Missouri Valley Conference play right with a 100-96 win over the Bradley University Braves (3-9) ... Continue Reading →

Salukis chase down Panthers

Wins have been hard to come by in Coach Cindy Steins first season but behind a strong shooting performance and a dominating presence in the post, the Salukis picked up a 66-60 win. SIU (2-6) had its first home game in more than a month when it welcomed ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs re-energized by fresh start

  Preparation for a rigorous and exhaustive basketball season is a difficult process. For a team to be successful amidst a coaching change makes the season even more challenging. Coach Barry Hinson took the reigns of the Saluki men’s basketball ... Continue Reading →

Salukis fall hard against Illinois State

Post trouble and poor shooting caused the Salukis to fall 89-41 during Saturday’s game against Illinois State. The 89 points marked a season-high in points for the Redbirds (12-6, 4-2 Missouri Valley Conference), and the margin was SIU’s worst loss ... Continue Reading →

Mastodons beat SIU

The Saluki women’s basketball team failed to capture a lead at any point during Thursday’s 78-65 loss to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne at SIU Arena. SIU (0-5) was unable to contain junior IPFW forward Amanda Hyde, who scored a career-high ... Continue Reading →
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