Junior guard Mercedes Griffin drives in for a layup against Loyola University guard Becca Smith Saturday at SIU Arena. The Salukis were defeated 60-48 as a result of several missed free throws and being out rebounded 46–37.

Saluki womens basketball give effort despite player shortages

As an athlete’s body begins to wear down from long practices, players are forced to sit out to avoid further injury. The SIU women’s basketball team has been at a slight disadvantage as a result of players’ injuries and medical issues this season. ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Hannah Shores puts up a shot over Fighting Illini freshman guard Taylor Gleason Nov. 21 during the Salukis’ 78-43 loss to the University of Illinois at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Shores had five points, four assists, and three rebounds in 22 minutes of playing time.
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Shores surges alongside Saluki teammates

  Walk-on sophomore guard Hannah Shores has proved that she can perform the same, if not better than recruited athletes. Shores is a newcomer to the Saluki team, playing her first year at SIU. She is the first women’s basketball player to walk ... Continue Reading →

New women’s basketball coach takes charge

    After a rocky season that ended with a 5-26 overall record, head coach Cindy Stein will try to reignite the Salukis as she prepares them for the upcoming season, her 17th as a head coach after several stints in her long career. Stein’s ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs re-energized by fresh start

  Preparation for a rigorous and exhaustive basketball season is a difficult process. For a team to be successful amidst a coaching change makes the season even more challenging. Coach Barry Hinson took the reigns of the Saluki men’s basketball ... Continue Reading →

Salukis win big, fall hard in MVC Tournament

SIU ended its 16-game losing streak with a 83-74 win over No. 7 Evansville but suffered a record 60-43 loss against No. 2 Creighton to finish its season. The Salukis (5-26, 1-17 Missouri Valley Conference) entered the MVC Tournament as the No. 10 seed ... Continue Reading →

Macklin has huge homestand

The Salukis kept a close game in their final two season home games but lost both weekend matchups. The Salukis lost 77-61 Friday against Bradley and 74-60 Sunday against Northern Iowa. After losing to Bradley 90-48 Feb. 2, the Salukis kept the Braves’ ... Continue Reading →

MVC woes continue

The Salukis have given up 161 points during the weekend’s two games, resulting in their 12th-straight game against Missouri Valley Conference opponents. SIU’s first 81-74 loss came against Missouri State (14-13, 6-9) in Springfield, Mo. The Salukis ... Continue Reading →

Aces pace past Salukis in Pink Out game

The Salukis came out aggressive from the start against Evansville, but a late scoring Evansville run put the lead out of reach as the Purple Aces went on to win 52-41. SIU (4-17, 1-9 MVC) started its seventh annual Pink Out to fight cancer game by winning ... Continue Reading →

Salukis fall hard against Illinois State

Post trouble and poor shooting caused the Salukis to fall 89-41 during Saturday’s game against Illinois State. The 89 points marked a season-high in points for the Redbirds (12-6, 4-2 Missouri Valley Conference), and the margin was SIU’s worst loss ... Continue Reading →

Sycamores log Salukis

Matt Ferguson Daily Egyptian   Despite closing a 21-point gap against Evansville Sunday, the Salukis couldn’t keep their offense going Thursday night as they fell 72-57 to the Indiana St. Sycamores. The Salukis (4-11, 1-3) kept it a close ... Continue Reading →

Herd bullies Salukis on boards

The SIU women’s basketball team was unable to keep pace with Marshall on the boards as it lost 70-66 Saturday at SIU Arena. The Salukis (1-7) were out-rebounded by the Thundering Herd (5-4) 44-30. Most of Marshall’s rebounds came on the offensive ... Continue Reading →

Salukis left panting in Racers’ dust

The SIU women’s basketball team found trouble cooling Murray State down from three-point range as they lost 67-55 on the road Saturday night. Murray State (5-3) made nine of 17 attempts from beyond the arc en route to the program’s first win over ... Continue Reading →

Mastodons beat SIU

The Saluki women’s basketball team failed to capture a lead at any point during Thursday’s 78-65 loss to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne at SIU Arena. SIU (0-5) was unable to contain junior IPFW forward Amanda Hyde, who scored a career-high ... Continue Reading →

Salukis drop 2 in Miami

The SIU women’s basketball team took its talents to Florida over the weekend but was unable to return home with its first season win. The Salukis (0-4) competed against Radford University and Florida Atlantic University at the University of Miami Thanksgiving ... Continue Reading →

SIU falls to 0-2

Free throws usually do not appear in the highlight reel, but they can often make the difference between a win and a loss. The SIU women’s basketball team was on the wrong side of the foul battle against Loyola on Saturday night in Chicago and lost 82-73. ... Continue Reading →
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