No Swan song for SIU

SIU basketball took a hit Tuesday, when the university announced guard Josh Swan underwent a career-ending knee surgery. The surgery was a result of an injury Swan obtained in a Feb. 2 Missouri Valley Conference game against Illinois State University. The ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 squeeze past Upper Iowa for win

SIU managed to defeat Division II Upper Iowa University 73-62 in a Saturday game that was closer than the scoreboard indicated. The Saluki men shot a lower percentage than Upper Iowa from the field as they shot only 40 percent in the first half. Junior ... 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 →

Whitt’s departure leaves basketball thin at forward

Harry Whitt abruptly left the Saluki basketball team this week, although his teammates said they noticed his interest in the sport waning in his final practices with the team. “It wasn’t too shocking, but at the same time, it’s one of those things ... Continue Reading →

So long ‘Floor Burn U,’ we hardly knew you

Chris Lowery’s firing brings an end to an era of Saluki basketball that most current students weren’t able to experience first-hand. The days of ‘Floor Burn U,’ when SIU would make regular appearances in the national media as one of the ... Continue Reading →

SIU terminates coach Lowery

Player retention, academic issues and declining fan support all cited as reasons Chris Lowery was relieved of his duties as men’s basketball coach in a meeting with Athletic Director Mario Moccia shortly after the 66-51 loss Thursday to Indiana State ... 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 →

Salukis fall to NIT champion Wichita State

The Salukis didn’t size up well against the 2011 National Invitational Tournament champion. “I think the stakes of the game hurt us. (The coaches) didn’t put that much emphasis on it, but our guys panicked in clutch situations,” head coach ... Continue Reading →
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