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 →

Saluki seniors help pound Panthers

The Saluki men’s basketball team  has protected its home court well this season and continued the trend as they staved the University of Northern Iowa  74-68 during SIU’s senior night Wednesday at SIU Arena. “I’ve always made a big ... 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 →

Transfer settles in as Saluki top scorer

SIU men’s basketball has a rich history full of versatile guards like Jamal Tatum, Troy Hudson, Dick Garrett and Walt Frazier. Saluki forward Desmar Jackson plays like his name belongs on this list as well In his first Saluki season, Desmar Jackson ... Continue Reading →

Salukis prepare to win down the stretch

The Saluki men’s basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak in an impressive upset of Indiana State 76-71, Jan. 12 in the SIU Arena. SIU dropped the last two games since its win over the Sycamores and need to make adjustments to win in the conference. With ... Continue Reading →

Redbirds soar over Salukis

The Southern Illinois men’s basketball team lost to Illinois State 70-56 Sunday night and gave the Redbirds their first Missouri Valley Conference season win in the SIU Arena. The Salukis (8-10, 1-6) faced early foul trouble from junior guard Desmar ... Continue Reading →

Salukis lose battle against Braves

The SIU men’s basketball team saw difficulty with the 3-point shot Tuesday against Bradley and lost 69-66 after two failed game-tying attempts. Junior guard Desmar Jackson led the team in scoring for the seventh time this season with 21 points.  The ... Continue Reading →

Salukis make lumber of Sycamores

The men’s basketball team flustered Indiana State defensively as the Sycamores shot 43 percent from the field in a 76-71 victory Saturday night in the SIU Arena. The Salukis completed a season high 32 of their 42 free throws. Junior guard Desmar Jackson ... Continue Reading →

Salukis’ start could improve

After winning four of its first six games, the 2012 men’s basketball team appears more talented than advertised. But how good could the team be if more of its recent recruits were playing in a Saluki jersey? SIU has rebounded well this season despite ... Continue Reading →

Salukis shock early in season

At 4-1, best start since 2006 After its first five games of the season, the 2012 SIU men’s basketball team has the third best winning percentage in the Missouri Valley Conference and is the 13th best shooting team in the nation. This is quite the surprising ... Continue Reading →

Salukis beat buzzers, Bulldogs

The men’s basketball team downed Fresno State 57-54 Wednesday night in the game’s final seconds. Junior guard Desmar Jackson played his best Saluki game yet as he led the team with 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Jackson hit 3-pointers at ... 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 winning streak snapped in St. Louis

The men’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season against St. Louis University, 71-61 Saturday. The Salukis struggled offensively and couldn’t recover from a slow start. SIU had the third-best field goal shooting percentage in the nation ... Continue Reading →

Bulldogs get bulldozed in Salukis’ backyard

The men’s basketball team defeated St. Benedictine in decisive fashion, winning 100-62 Saturday night. The Salukis shot 66.7 percent in the contest and made 25 of 32 shots in the second half, shooting 78 percent in the last 20 minutes. The shot selection ... Continue Reading →

Salukis run Privateers aground

The men’s basketball team rode an early 20-point advantage to victory as it defeated the University of New Orleans 72-55 Monday night. The Salukis jumped to a commanding 31-10 lead in the first half as senior guard Jeff Early scored 11 points during ... Continue Reading →
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