Senior Davante Drinkard shakes hands with senior Colby Long as coach
Barry Hinson thanks Long for his future military service Tuesday during
the 2013-2014 Men’s Basketball Postseason Celebration at SIU Arena.
Long, who graduates in May, will be a first lieutenant in the army. Hinson,
Athletic Director Mario Moccia and Chancellor Rita Cheng all spoke
during the event that celebrated the team’s accomplishments on and off
the court this season.
CHRIS ZOELLER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Saluki basketball gets final standing ovation

For the final time this season, fans were able to admire and show their appreciation for the SIU men’s basketball team as more than 300 fans gathered in SIU Arena. The voice of the Salukis, Mike Reis, was the moderator for the 2013-2014 men’s basketball ... Continue Reading →
Senior forward Desmar Jackson battles junior forward
Auston Barnes for a rebound during the Salukis’ 75-64
win against Bradley University Feb. 18 at SIU Arena.
Jackson helped the Salukis to an 8-8 standing on the
defensive side of the game. He leads the Missouri
Valley Conference in steals with 72 and is tied for eighth
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SARAH SCHNEIDER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Dawgs end season with tough test

It is gut-check time for the SIU men’s basketball team. The Salukis are tied for third in the Missouri Valley Conference standings, making Wednesday’s game against the University of Northern Iowa one of the most important games of the season. After ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Jalen Pendleton takes a jump shot Jan. 14 during
the Salukis’ 68-66 win against the University of Northern Iowa at
SIU Arena. Pendleton tallied eight points Friday as the Salukis were
defeated 66-60 by Bradley University at the Peoria Civic Center. SIU
hosts Drake University at 7:05 p.m. at SIU Arena.
CHRIS ZOELLER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis must win key games down the stretch

After their upset of Northern Iowa University on Wednesday, the Salukis could not keep the ball rolling as they fell to the Bradley University Braves Friday by six points. SIU’s second half against the Panthers was one of the best halves it has played ... Continue Reading →
Senior guard Desmar Jackson goes in for a layup
against Egidiju Mockevicius Saturday during the
Salukis 75-69 loss to the University of Evansville at
SIU Arena. Jackson put up 13 points during the game.
The Salukis will take on Northern Iowa at 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday at SIU Arena.
SARAH SCHNEIDER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Playing time must be earned, quickly

For the first time since December, it was a relatively quiet week away from the court for the SIU men’s basketball team. The Salukis were able to beat conference newcomer Loyola University on the road Wednesday, but could not stop D.J. Balentine and ... Continue Reading →
Freshman forward Sean O’Brien drives the ball against Western
Kentucky University junior forward George Fant Dec. 7 during
the Salukis’ 69-60 loss at SIU Arena. O’Brien has ranked second on
the team in average points per game with 13.5 since the start of
conference play. The Salukis travel to Loyola University Chicago
Wednesday to take on the Ramblers at 7:00 p.m.
CHRIS ZOELLER | For the DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis bigger stars off court than on

For the second time in less than a month, the SIU men’s basketball team found itself in the national spotlight and it had nothing to do with play on the court. The infamous rant after the Murray State University loss and now the team getting stuck on ... Continue Reading →

Salukis cool down after torrid start

After starting the season with a record of 6-2, the SIU men’s basketball team managed to win only one of its three games in the World Vision Classic in Logan, Utah Dec. 20- 22.A less-than-stellar performance in Utah marked the beginning of a current ... Continue Reading →

Salukis improve off-court

  Despite a rough 2012 season start with suspensions and injuries, coach Barry Hinson has the Salukis at 3-1 and off to their best start since 2006. The increased performance on the court is, in part, because of the heightened level of accountability ... 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 →

15 Minute Saluki with: Davante Drinkard

Daily Egyptian: How have your summer classes gone so far? Davante Drinkard: They’re going really good so far. I only have one class right now, and two four-week classes total. I’m taking Ethics and African American studies.   DE: What kind of ... Continue Reading →

Daniels almost wasn’t a Saluki

Freshman forward Dantiel Daniels said he couldn’t imagine being a Saluki when he first came to visit the school during his junior year of high school. “I really didn’t like it. I walked around campus for a little bit, and I couldn’t ... Continue Reading →

Swan, Drinkard leg injuries could bench for season

The season could be over for two Saluki basketball players. Sophomore forward Davante Drinkard is suffering from a stress fracture in his foot while freshman guard Josh Swan has shin splints. Neither player has played since Jan. 24, and coach Chris Lowery ... Continue Reading →

Early, Salukis hold off late rally from Evansville

Senior guard Jeff Early scored a team-high 14 points against Evansville Saturday, but 13 of those came in the first half. The one point Early scored in the second half provided the margin of victory. SIU (8-16, 5-8 Missouri Valley Conference) won 53-52 ... Continue Reading →

Loss to Wichita State exposes new problems for Salukis

During the Salukis’ 83-73 loss Saturday to Wichita State, one thing became obvious: SIU doesn’t have an answer for bigger teams. Shocker forwards Garrett Stutz and Carl Hall dominated the Salukis on the boards and in the paint while allowing Wichita ... Continue Reading →

Saluki lineup full again

Drinkard, Brown-Surles get back on the court against NIU   The Salukis have their full complement of players, thanks to the return of Kendal Brown-Surles and Davante Drinkard. Brown-Surles and Drinkard played for the first time this season Dec. 17 ... Continue Reading →
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