Coach’s words speak loud as actions

The 2012 men’s basketball season has seen SIU score 100 points in a game, a victory over a nationally ranked conference team, two five game losing streaks and a first round exit from the conference tournament. The season was every bit of a roller coaster ... Continue Reading →

SIU fails to sweep Sycamores in conference play

The Indiana State Sycamores clung to a 1-point lead Saturday night to defeat SIU 66-65 in Terre Haute. Sycamore junior guard Jake Odum hit the go-ahead 2-point shot with 18 seconds left to steal the lead and ultimately the game. The Salukis (9-15, 2-11) ... Continue Reading →

Short-handed Salukis call for Long players

When the SIU men’s basketball team needed a backup point guard early this season, they called upon walk-on junior Colby Long. However, he isn’t the first Long to aid the Salukis as a secondary floor general. In 2009, they enlisted the services of ... Continue Reading →

Rejuvenated student section looks to improve

The SIU student section has been underwhelming in recent years, but this season the group is instilled with a new spirit and aims to return to its merciless former ways. The Dawg Pound was once a terror at Saluki home games, but when things began to slide ... Continue Reading →

Salukis win sister-school rivalry game

DeMario Phipps-Smith Daily Egyptian   The men’s basketball team defeated its sister school 71-55 in Edwardsville Tuesday to remain undefeated against the team. Freshman guard Anthony Beane Jr. scored 15 points in his first season start, and SIU-Edwardsville ... Continue Reading →

Salukis limp into season’s start

The 2012 Saluki basketball season hasn’t started yet, but first-year coach Barry Hinson has already been forced to make significant changes to his team. The basketball team has been marred with injuries since the end of last season. Hinson said at a ... Continue Reading →

Salukis spend time at the line

Last season, with a 3-point lead and 11.3 seconds on the clock, junior basketball forward Davante Drinkard stepped to the line with a chance to close out the Clemson University Tigers during the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii Dec. 23. Drinkard ... Continue Reading →

Setty will be granted a release to schools close to home

Treg Setty can go back home. The forward will be granted permission to talk to schools ‘close’ to his hometown of Maysville, Ky., Athletic Director Mario Moccia said Monday. “Treg said he was homesick, and he wanted to get closer to home. So if ... Continue Reading →

Daniels: I wanted to leave for all the wrong reasons

Even though he requested a release from his scholarship, Dantiel Daniels was never really sure he wanted to leave. “It was a lot of pressure. I’ve never been through that much pressure in my life,” Daniels said. “I just thought if I stayed here, ... Continue Reading →

Daniels changes heart, comes back to men’s basketball

Dantiel Daniels will return to the men’s basketball team next season and withdraw his request for a release from his scholarship. Daniels reportedly asked for his release April 11, two weeks after coach Barry Hinson was hired to replace former coach ... Continue Reading →

Setty launches ‘#FreeTregSetty’ campaign, garners national attention

Athletic Department denies release until end of semester, academics play a part Treg Setty wants to leave SIU and go back home, but those in the Athletic Department say Setty won’t be granted a release until he finishes the semester with good grades. Athletic ... Continue Reading →

Setty’s and Daniels’ denials much ado about nothing

With all of the national attention on men’s basketball and the restrictions put on transfers, the Athletic Department’s denial of Treg Setty’s and Dantiel Daniels’ releases may seem like a problem. It’s not, at least not ... Continue Reading →

Setty, Daniels denied releases

With tougher academic restrictions coming from the NCAA next season, the athletic department wants to make sure two men’s basketball players who want out of their scholarships fulfill their academic requirements this semester before they leave. Freshman ... Continue Reading →

Setty, Drummond ask for releases

Three men’s basketball players leave since Lowery let go, Hinson hired Two more men’s basketball players have expressed interest in leaving the team, which may open four positions for coach Barry Hinson to fill for next season. Freshman forward ... Continue Reading →

Daniels asks for release from men’s basketball

Freshman forward Dantiel Daniels will not be coming back to the Salukis for his sophomore season, according to sources close to the team. Daniels averaged 24.7 minutes and 8.3 points per game in 28 games this season. He was tied for the Missouri Valley ... Continue Reading →
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