Football playoffs hamper basketball practice

Herrin High School’s football team has been a source of pride for the town, bringing residents together to cheer on the Tigers during their historic march through the Illinois High School Association playoffs. However, not everyone in Herrin benefits ... 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 →

Basketball in Beanes’ genes

Beane is a name synonymous with SIU basketball, but there is another Beane in Carbondale hoping to make a name for himself. Darius Beane, a freshman at Carbondale High School, is a varsity basketball player with aspirations of playing basketball at the ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Former star returns to SIU with new intentions

After a successful basketball career, former Saluki and NBA point guard Troy Hudson became a writer, a rapper and even wrote a movie script. Hudson played at SIU from 1995-1997 and played with five NBA teams, including his longest stint of five years ... Continue Reading →

The most wonderful time of the year

As of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, three NCAA Tournament games were complete. All three games were upsets. Thursday through Sunday is the most exciting time of the year for me. It’s constant basketball and every game is a crapshoot. I always find myself skipping ... 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 →

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 →

Dawgs beat Bears for fourth straight

For the first time since 2008, the Salukis have a four- game winning streak in the Missouri Valley Conference. With the excitement surrounding SIU’s All-Century Team, the Salukis (10-15, 6-6) continued their momentum Saturday to beat Missouri State ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Anthony Beane goes for a reverse layup Wednesday during the Salukis’ 79-60 victory over the Indiana State University Sycamores at SIU Arena. Beane finished the game with a career-high 22 points. The Salukis, now 3-6 in conference play will take on Loyola University Saturday at 3:05 p.m. at SIU Arena. –Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Salukis trounce Sycamores

On a cold night SIU was hot and burned the Sycamores’ chances of going to 8-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference trouncing the number two team 79-60. “It’s been well documented that I’ve gotten after these guys after losses,” Coach ... 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 →
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