Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian
Junior guard Anthony Beane goes up for a dunk Saturday during “Homecoming Hoops” outside SIU Arena. The Salukis’ first home basketball game of the season is at 7:05 p.m. Saturday against the University of St. Mary.

Saluki basketball future better than present

SIU men’s basketball ended last season with a surprising run in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament that ended in heartbreak. This year’s team is looking to build on that success, though it will be missing a big piece. With the loss of Desmar ... Continue Reading →
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 guard Desmar Jackson prepares to drive during SIU’s 63-58 win against the University of Northern Iowa March 7 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Jackson lead the team this season in points, rebounds, assists, steals and free throws, and was the first player in SIU school history to do so.
CHRIS ZOELLER
DAILY EGYPTIAN

At least my granny can shot fake

There is only one shot I have been able to master in the game of basketball: the granny shot. Senior guard Desmar Jackson was a second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference basketball player this year. He has range and has been able to dunk since the seventh ... Continue Reading →
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Salukis head to semi-finals

After a season of twists and turns, the Salukis have a chance to play Sunday for the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. In the rubber game of the season series, the six seed Salukis were able to knock off the third seeded University of Northern ... Continue Reading →

Arch Madness underway

After months of anticipation, 10 Missouri Valley Conference teams will converge in the Gateway to the West to cement their place in conference history and a spot in the NCAA Tournament. For the next four days, Valley fans across the country will focus ... Continue Reading →
Senior guard Desmar Jackson goes up for a slam dunk Nov. 2 at SIU Arena. Jackson earned runner-up Defensive Player
of the Year for the Missouri Valley Conference and was
named to the All-MVC Second Team.
SARAH GARDNER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

The madness of March is back in the MVC

The best time of the year for a basketball fan is finally upon us: March Madness. After almost four months of Saluki basketball, it is time for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. SIU did not start the season off the best way, but being 7-3 in ... 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 →

Panthers get revenge on Dawgs

In the eighth straight loss at the McLeod Center, the Salukis tried to clinch the seventh seed in the Missouri Valley Conference standings but the Panthers had other plans. SIU (12-18, 8-9) stole a win at home Jan. 14 but the University of Northern Iowa ... 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 →
Freshman forward Bola Olaniyan grabs a rebound Tuesday during the
Salukis 75-64 win against Bradley University at SIU Arena. Olaniyan
was the third highest scorer with 10 points behind Anthony Beane
SARAH SCHNEIDER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Dawgs outlast Braves

After dropping back-to-back games against the top two teams in the Missouri Valley Conference, SIU was able to get a crucial win Tuesday and send the pinked out crowd home happy. The Salukis (11-17, 7-8) captured a 75-64 win against the Bradley University ... Continue Reading →

Salukis stop bleeding against Braves

After dropping back-to-back games against the top two teams in the Missouri Valley Conference, SIU was able to get a crucial win Tuesday and send the pinked out crowd home happy. The Salukis (11-17, 7-8) captured a 75-64 win against the Bradley University ... Continue Reading →

Undefeated Shockers short circuit Salukis

For 37 minutes, the Salukis made it a game but the Shockers put the Missouri Valley Conference on notice Tuesday and laid claim to the longest winning streak to open a season since the Memphis Tigers went 26-0 in 2007-2008. Wichita State University (26-0, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis take third straight MVC win

For the first time this season, the SIU men’s basketball team has strung together enough wins to be able to say they have a winning streak. After an overtime win over Loyola University Saturday, SIU (9-15, 5-6) was able to get revenge on Drake University ... Continue Reading →

Salukis outlast Ramblers in overtime

It took a freshman to send the game into overtime and a sophomore to ice the game for the Salukis second straight conference win. SIU (8-15, 4-6) entered the game with momentum after beating Indiana State by 19 Wednesday but Loyola (8-14, 3-7) would not ... 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 Barry Hinson ... Continue Reading →
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