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 →
Sophomore guard Carlie Corrigan plays defense against Illinois guard Kyley Simmons on Saturday during the Salukis’ 86-42 loss at SIU arena. The Salukis have a record of 4-2. At this time last year, the Salukis’ had a 0-5 record.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Stein bringing change to SIU

The SIU women’s basketball team needed six games to pick up its first win last year. Although the Salukis lost their sixth game of the 2014-15 season to Illinois, they have won four games. This year’s team is SIU’s fastest to four wins since the ... 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 →

Illini snap Dawgs’ win streak in blowout

A NCAA women’s basketball game has two 20-minute halves, but Illinois scored more points in less than one half than SIU did in the whole game. The Illini (7-2) never trailed in its first trip to the SIU Arena since 1995, blowing out the Salukis (4-2) ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs outpace Cougars

SIU and SIU-Edwardsville are 112 miles apart geographically but on the court, the distance between the two teams seemed wider than that Wednesday. The Salukis (4-3) dominated the Cougars (1-4) and led the game from beginning to end en route to a 79-67 ... Continue Reading →

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 →
Sarah-Gardner-Daily-Egyptian

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 →
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