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 →

Salukis’ season ends with MVC loss

The Salukis are one-and-done in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, losing 66-51 in the first round against Indiana State. The Salukis (8-23, 5-14 MVC) couldn’t hit water at the bottom of a lake in the first half against Indiana State (17-13, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis open MVC tournament against Indiana State

The Missouri Valley Conference tournament kicks off today when the Salukis face Indiana State at 6:05 p.m. at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Freshman forward Treg Setty said the team is focused more on playing hard than winning the tournament. “We ... Continue Reading →

Salukis lose to Northern Iowa on Senior night

Guard Justin Bocot had a chance to tie the game in the waning moments of the second half Saturday in his last game at the SIU Arena. But he couldn’t connect on a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left, and Northern Iowa pulled away for the victory. About ... Continue Reading →

Last hurrah for Seck and Bocot

Seniors Mamadou Seck and Justin Bocot will play their last home game as Salukis Saturday against Northern Iowa. “As a player, you always remember your last game on Senior night,” said coach Chris Lowery. “I remember mine was here against Drake (as ... Continue Reading →

Salukis set single-season loss record in loss to Drake

In a season of record lows, the Salukis set another one Wednesday. SIU (8-21, 5-12 Missouri Valley Conference) fell 78-63 to Drake (16-13, 9-8 MVC) in Des Moines, Iowa. The loss tied SIU’s school record for losses in a three-year span with 55. ... Continue Reading →

Seck still optimistic about this season

Senior forward Mamadou Seck is an optimist in the purest sense of the word, though his team is on the cusp of losing the most games in school history. “We still have a chance to go to the (NCAA) tournament. I still believe we can do it,” Seck said. ... Continue Reading →

Creighton rolls over the Salukis

Creighton overcame a slow start Tuesday against the Salukis and put up record numbers in the process. The Bluejays beat SIU 88-69 Tuesday at the SIU Arena, setting a Missouri Valley Conference-record of  77.5 percent shooting from the field. “They ... Continue Reading →

Salukis lose a thriller against Missouri State

Former Saluki player and assistant coach Paul Lusk returned to the SIU Arena for the first time as an opposing head coach, and his team won a close game against the Salukis. SIU (8-17, 5-9 Missouri Valley Conference) fell 56-54 against Missouri State ... 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 blow late lead against Northern Iowa

The Salukis let a second half lead slip away against a Northern Iowa squad that played without its leading scorer. SIU (7-16, 4-8 Missouri Valley Conference) fell 58-49 to Northern Iowa (15-9, 5-7 MVC) in Cedar Falls, Iowa Tuesday night. The Salukis held ... Continue Reading →

Basketball reaching new historic lows in recent losses

The men’s basketball team’s resume this season includes school records for the widest margin of defeat and second-fewest points in a game. The way the coaching staff talks makes it seem like they’re just too tired. “We were running with bricks ... Continue Reading →

Moccia discusses potential pairings

BracketBuster match-ups announced later today   ESPN’s BracketBusters, played during three days in February each year, adds a wrinkle to the scheduling process for hundreds of college basketball programs. “BracketBusters is a pain,” Athletic ... Continue Reading →

Bocot’s spark off the bench lifts Salukis over Bradley

The Salukis returned home and toppled Missouri Valley Conference foe Bradley just three days after the worst loss in school history. “We sat down and just put everything on the table. We just can’t have a showing like we did against Wichita (State),” ... Continue Reading →
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