SIU snaps losing streak with first MVC win

The eighth time is the charm. SIU men’s basketball (8-11, 1-5) defeated the Loyola Ramblers (13-5, 3-3) for its first Missouri Valley Conference win of the season. It also ended the seven-game losing streak the Salukis were on. “There’s only one ... Continue Reading →

Beane reaches milestone in Saluki loss

SIU men’s basketball and Murray State men’s basketball might find themselves on Santa Claus’ naughty list after Monday’s game. The Salukis (7-6) lost their final non-conference game 83-71 against the Murray State Racers (9-4) on Monday. The game ... Continue Reading →

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 →

Salukis loses heartbreaker to regional rival

It seemed SIU basketball would be coming home from Cape Girardeau, Mo., with its fifth straight win, but Southeast Missouri had different plans. SIU (5-4) lost on a buzzer beater Wednesday night against SEMO (5-4), 55-54. With less than a second left ... Continue Reading →

Salukis outrun Governors

SIU (5-3) cruised to its fourth straight win beating Austin Peay (2-6) at SIU Arena on Saturday night, 71-49. APSU held the lead once with 18:38 left in the first half, then it was all Salukis. SIU led by as many as 25 points to extend its winning streak ... 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 →

Beane scores 32 in SIU’s first victory

SIU basketball won its first game of the 2014 campaign Tuesday night with a victory on the road. SIU traveled to Tennessee State for a matchup against Dana Ford, the youngest coach in the NCAA. The Salukis defeated the Tigers 84-67 behind junior guard ... Continue Reading →

Salukis blow out Bearcats behind Beane’s 22

Coach Barry Hinson confirmed an injury, urged fans to attend the next home football game, and discussed his team’s struggles after SIU beat Division II Southwest Baptist University 79-63 Saturday night. The Salukis never trailed in the game and ... Continue Reading →

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 →
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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 →
Freshman guard Tyler Smithpeters is lifted by Jalen Pendleton and celebrates with his teammates Saturday after the men’s basketball team defeated Illinois State University 66-65 at SIU Arena. Smithpeters scored a three-point basket with nine seconds left on the clock putting the Salukis ahead by one, and securing the win. The Salukis claimed the sixth seed in the Missouri Valley Conference and will take on the University of Northern Iowa Friday at 8:35 p.m. at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

Saluki Weekend Wrap Up: Men’s Basketball

The Salukis delivered on Senior Day and claimed the sixth seed in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in front of a sold-out crowd at SIU Arena. SIU (13-19, 9-9) played Saturday in front of a full house for the first time since 2008 against the ... 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 →
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.

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.

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 →
Sophomore guard Jalen Pendleton goes for a layup Saturday during the Salukis’
69-60 loss to Western Kentucky University at SIU Arena. Pendleton tallied seven
points and three rebounds during the loss, which marks the third straight for the
Salukis. SIU will travel to Murray State University Dec. 17 to take on the Racers.

Hilltoppers stand tall over Salukis

SIU held Western Kentucky University’s top scorer to only five points Saturday, but the Hilltoppers’ unlikely leading scorer led the team to victory. Hilltopper guard Brandon Harris averaged 4.8 points per game before Western Kentucky (5-3) came away ... Continue Reading →
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