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Hinson’s in the Dawghouse now

The Saluki family photo album will now have two fewer players.  Junior guard Mike Balogun and sophomore guard Marcus Fillyaw are leaving SIU at the end of the semester. Hinson has preached family to his team all season long, but it’s obvious it has ... Continue Reading →
Mike Balogun (left), Marcus Fillyaw (right)
SARAH GARDNER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Saluki basketball faces changes

Following coach Hinson’s advice, guards Fillyaw and Balogun pursue other options The Salukis will be without two guards next season; both played valuable minutes in the run to the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament semi-finals. Sophomore guard Marcus ... Continue Reading →
Senior Davante Drinkard shakes hands with senior Colby Long as coach
Barry Hinson thanks Long for his future military service Tuesday during
the 2013-2014 Men’s Basketball Postseason Celebration at SIU Arena.
Long, who graduates in May, will be a first lieutenant in the army. Hinson,
Athletic Director Mario Moccia and Chancellor Rita Cheng all spoke
during the event that celebrated the team’s accomplishments on and off
the court this season.
CHRIS ZOELLER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Saluki basketball gets final standing ovation

For the final time this season, fans were able to admire and show their appreciation for the SIU men’s basketball team as more than 300 fans gathered in SIU Arena. The voice of the Salukis, Mike Reis, was the moderator for the 2013-2014 men’s basketball ... Continue Reading →
Senior guard Desmar Jackson prepares to drive during SIU’s 63-58 win against the University of Northern Iowa March 7 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Jackson lead the team this season in points, rebounds, assists, steals and free throws, and was the first player in SIU school history to do so.
CHRIS ZOELLER
DAILY EGYPTIAN

At least my granny can shot fake

There is only one shot I have been able to master in the game of basketball: the granny shot. Senior guard Desmar Jackson was a second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference basketball player this year. He has range and has been able to dunk since the seventh ... Continue Reading →

Salukis drop heartbreaker to Sycamores

After upsetting third seeded University of Northern Iowa Panthers the night before, the Salukis couldn’t continue their Cinderella run, falling in the semifinals. SIU played on Saturday for the first time since 2007 but weren’t able to get the chance ... Continue Reading →
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Salukis head to semi-finals

After a season of twists and turns, the Salukis have a chance to play Sunday for the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. In the rubber game of the season series, the six seed Salukis were able to knock off the third seeded University of Northern ... Continue Reading →

Kid in a candy store, part two

My first Arch Madness as a sports reporter has so far been exciting, overwhelming and stressful all wrapped into one. The butterflies started Thursday when I was walking to the back entrance of the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. It was only an afternoon ... Continue Reading →
Senior guard Desmar Jackson goes up for a slam dunk Nov. 2 at SIU Arena. Jackson earned runner-up Defensive Player
of the Year for the Missouri Valley Conference and was
named to the All-MVC Second Team.
SARAH GARDNER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

The madness of March is back in the MVC

The best time of the year for a basketball fan is finally upon us: March Madness. After almost four months of Saluki basketball, it is time for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. SIU did not start the season off the best way, but being 7-3 in ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs leap into quarterfinals

The Salukis were able to deliver on senior day and claim the sixth seed in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in front of a sold out crowd at SIU Arena. For the first time since March 1, 2008, SIU (13-19, 9-9) was able to play in front of a full ... Continue Reading →
SIU sophomore guard Anthony Beane Jr. drives past sophomore guard Ka’Darryl Bell Feb. 18 during the Salukis’ 75-64 win against Bradley University. Beane scored 17 points as SIU lost to the University of Northern Iowa 73-54 Wednesday in Cedar Falls, Iowa, dropping the team to 8-9 in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Salukis will play the Illinois State University Redbirds Saturday at 3:05 p.m. at SIU Arena.
LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Panthers get revenge on Dawgs

  In the eighth straight loss at the McLeod Center, the Salukis tried to clinch the sixth seed in the Missouri Valley Conference standings but the Panthers had other plans. SIU (12-18, 8-9) stole a win at home Jan. 14 but the University of Northern ... Continue Reading →

Panthers get revenge on Dawgs

In the eighth straight loss at the McLeod Center, the Salukis tried to clinch the seventh seed in the Missouri Valley Conference standings but the Panthers had other plans. SIU (12-18, 8-9) stole a win at home Jan. 14 but the University of Northern Iowa ... Continue Reading →
Senior forward Desmar Jackson battles junior forward
Auston Barnes for a rebound during the Salukis’ 75-64
win against Bradley University Feb. 18 at SIU Arena.
Jackson helped the Salukis to an 8-8 standing on the
defensive side of the game. He leads the Missouri
Valley Conference in steals with 72 and is tied for eighth
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SARAH SCHNEIDER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Dawgs end season with tough test

It is gut-check time for the SIU men’s basketball team. The Salukis are tied for third in the Missouri Valley Conference standings, making Wednesday’s game against the University of Northern Iowa one of the most important games of the season. After ... Continue Reading →
Freshman forward Bola Olaniyan grabs a rebound Tuesday during the
Salukis 75-64 win against Bradley University at SIU Arena. Olaniyan
was the third highest scorer with 10 points behind Anthony Beane
SARAH SCHNEIDER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Dawgs outlast Braves

After dropping back-to-back games against the top two teams in the Missouri Valley Conference, SIU was able to get a crucial win Tuesday and send the pinked out crowd home happy. The Salukis (11-17, 7-8) captured a 75-64 win against the Bradley University ... Continue Reading →
Carolyn Middleton, of Marion, laughs with Darlene Shannon, of Carbondale, Tuesday as they were named
with fellow cancer survivors during halftime of the “Go Pink” game. The two met three years ago at a
SIU men’s basketball game and have kept in touch since. More than $7,000 was raised from jersey sales.
SARAH SCHNEIDER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis ‘Go Pink’ for breast cancer

Sports teams worldwide are raising breast cancer awareness by wearing pink. SIU men’s basketball is now a part of that group. SIU Arena traded in its usual maroon for a more festive pink Tuesday night in honor of “Go Pink” night. The Salukis, in ... Continue Reading →

Salukis stop bleeding against Braves

After dropping back-to-back games against the top two teams in the Missouri Valley Conference, SIU was able to get a crucial win Tuesday and send the pinked out crowd home happy. The Salukis (11-17, 7-8) captured a 75-64 win against the Bradley University ... Continue Reading →
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