Salukis hold on to beat Tennessee State

SIU men’s basketball had a big lead slip away Tuesday. However, the Salukis (7-4) were able to hang on, as they beat the Tennessee State Tigers (2-8), 65-58. The Salukis lead by just 5 points at halftime, but extended it to a 19-point advantage after ... Continue Reading →

Saluki basketball prepares for winter break

As the activity in the classroom comes to a frenzied finish, action on the basketball court approaches a season high. The Salukis will play 20 games between the men’s and women’s teams during winter break, meaning the players will remain on campus ... Continue Reading →

Community urged to support home team when holiday shopping

When men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson encouraged the southern Illinois community to support its home team in a local radio commercial, he was not talking about the basketball team. In this case, southern Illinois’ home team is local business. In ... Continue Reading →
Junior guard Anthony Beane drives past a double team Saturday during the Salukis’ 71-49 win against Austin Peay State University at SIU Arena. Beane scored 9 points during the game. The Salukis will play against South Eastern Missouri State on Wednesday.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Schedule strength weak, but still no cupcake

March means madness in college basketball, but the Salukis only get a small taste of teams that made it that far last season. SIU men’s basketball only plays two teams that played in the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship last season, and one ... Continue Reading →
Freshman forward Jordan Caroline drives past two Austin Peay defenders Saturday during the Salukis’ 71-49 win against Austin Peay State University at SIU Arena. Caroline had a career-high 13 points in the win and added 7 rebounds. The Salukis will play Southeast Missouri State University Wednesday in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Season start sweet for Caroline

While this year’s men’s basketball team is young, the talented freshman class makes the future look bright. At the center of that luminosity is Jordan Caroline, a 6-foot-7-inch freshman forward from Champaign. Coach Barry Hinson said Caroline ... Continue Reading →

Salukis outrun Governors

SIU (5-3) cruised to its fourth straight win beating Austin Peay (2-6) at SIU Arena on Saturday night, 71-49. APSU held the lead once with 18:38 left in the first half, then it was all Salukis. SIU led by as many as 25 points to extend its winning streak ... Continue Reading →

Salukis winning but can improve

As the competition ramps up, the Saluki pups have had a rough time adjusting to tougher teams. SIU is 4-3 after last night’s win against SIU-Edwardsville and 3-3 versus Division I teams. In losses the team’s youth has been evident, but inexperience is ... Continue Reading →

Djimde suffers injury; out 4-6 weeks

SIU men’s basketball has only five eligible players listed as forwards and centers. That number decreased with an injury. Junior center Ibby Djimde played 21 minutes in the season opener Nov. 15 against Saint Louis, but has not played since because ... Continue Reading →
Mario Moccia

Moccia named athletic director at New Mexico State

SIU athletic director Mario Moccia will be leaving for the same position at New Mexico State University. NMSU President Garrey Carruthers made the announcement Monday at a press conference in Las Cruces, N.M. Moccia said it was a big day for him and ... Continue Reading →

Salukis snap skid, put out Flames

SIU gained its first and only win of its three games played in three days Sunday against the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Salukis outplayed the Flames, winning 67-60 behind junior guard Anthony Beane’s 27 points, 9 rebounds and no turnovers. ... Continue Reading →

Yale outlasts SIU in Ohio

SIU overcame another sluggish start Saturday but could not beat Yale, losing its second straight game, 53-46. The team has dropped the first two games of a three-game tournament at Kent State University. After Yale forced 4 turnovers in the early moments ... Continue Reading →

Successful weekend could spur Salukis’ season

The first week of Saluki basketball is best described as a microcosm of what the rest of the season could look like. A close loss on the road, against a good team, was followed by a decisive win on the road, against a bad one. This team’s consistency ... Continue Reading →
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian
Redshirt freshman forward Austin Weiher dribbles the ball up court during the second half of the 79-63 win against South Baptist University at SIU Arena. Weiher
played 1 minute in the game with 2 rebounds.

Weiher used to collegiate competition

SIU men’s basketball has a freshman who faced collegiate competition while he was in high school. Redshirt freshman forward Austin Weiher played basketball at Creating Young Minds Academy in Irving, Texas, where where he competed against junior college ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore forward Sean O’Brien dribbles past a Southwest Baptist University player Nov. 8 during the team’s 79-63 win in its second exhibition game of the season. SIU took on St. Louis University Saturday but lost 62-59 when SLU made a 3-pointer in the last 11 seconds of the game.
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian

Salukis lose to Billikens late

SIU men’s basketball lost its regular-season opener 62-59 in heartbreaking fashion at St. Louis University on Saturday. The Salukis led for most of the game until Billiken junior Austin McBroom hit a three pointer to give his team the lead with less ... Continue Reading →

Two Saluki freshmen to redshirt this season

Two SIU men’s basketball players will spend this season watching from the sidelines but keep a year of eligibility. Coach Barry Hinson announced Thursday that freshman guard Armon Fletcher and freshman forward Austin Weiher are redshirting this year ... Continue Reading →
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