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 →

Young Salukis talented but untested

In coach Barry Hinson’s third season, he finally has a team of players he recruited and fit his style of coaching. It has given him a lot of measured optimism after two wins to open the season. SIU men’s basketball is preparing for its first game ... Continue Reading →
Sarah-Gardner-Daily-Egyptian

Salukis blow out Bearcats behind Beane’s 22

Coach Barry Hinson confirmed an injury, urged fans to attend the next home football game, and discussed his team’s struggles after SIU beat Division II Southwest Baptist University 79-63 Saturday night. The Salukis never trailed in the game and ... Continue Reading →
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian
Coach Barry Hinson throws his hands in the air as he watches junior guard Anthony Beane put up a shot Saturday during
SIU’s first exhibition game of the season against the University of St. Mary. SIU dominated in the 102-63 win at SIU Arena.

Hinson tests personalities to enhance coaching

SIU men’s basketball players took more tests at the beginning of the school year than the classroom had to offer them. The Saluki players took personality exams and discovered what type of learners they are. With that knowledge, the coaching staff ... Continue Reading →
Coach Barry Hinson shakes hands with Grey Dawg Saturday after SIU’s 102-63 victory against the University of St. Mary during the
team’s first exhibition game of the season at SIU Arena.
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian

The best of Barry

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Salukis stomp Spires in exhibition match

Exhibition games in college basketball are usually meant to get players minutes and decide who will be designated as redshirt players for the regular season. No players made that decision easy for coach Barry Hinson in SIU’s opening game of the season. The ... Continue Reading →

Men’s basketball team can monitor how much heart it has

An SIU coach is finding what it means to give 100 percent. The men’s basketball team has been wearing heart rate monitors during practice and conditioning to gauge players’ performances. Entering his third season as head coach, Barry Hinson said ... Continue Reading →
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian
Junior guard Anthony Beane goes up for a dunk Saturday during “Homecoming Hoops” outside SIU Arena. The Salukis’ first home basketball game of the season is at 7:05 p.m. Saturday against the University of St. Mary.

Saluki basketball future better than present

SIU men’s basketball ended last season with a surprising run in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament that ended in heartbreak. This year’s team is looking to build on that success, though it will be missing a big piece. With the loss of Desmar ... Continue Reading →

Djimde finds delayed, fresh start with SIU

Old ladies can start leaving SIU coach Barry Hinson alone because his team will be taller this year. Junior center Ibby Djimde is 6-foot-8 and 255 pounds. He transferred to SIU from Illinois after his sophomore year. As a result, he was forced to sit ... Continue Reading →
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