Kid in a candy store, part two

My first Arch Madness as a sports reporter has so far been exciting, overwhelming and stressful all wrapped into one. The butterflies started Thursday when I was walking to the back entrance of the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. It was only an afternoon ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs beat Bears for fourth straight

For the first time since 2008, the Salukis have a four- game winning streak in the Missouri Valley Conference. With the excitement surrounding SIU’s All-Century Team, the Salukis (10-15, 6-6) continued their momentum Saturday to beat Missouri State ... Continue Reading →
Senior guard Desmar Jackson drives the ball against Tekele Cotton of Wichita State University Thursday during the Salukis' 82-67 loss at SIU Arena. Jackson tallied 19 points during the Salukis' first conference game of the season. SIU travels to Illinois State University Sunday to take on the Redbirds at 1:05 p.m. Ñ Chris Zoeller | For the Daily Egyptian

Salukis fall to nationally ranked Wichita State

The Shockers played as advertised in tonight’s 82-67 win over the Salukis and despite having three players in double figures, SIU couldn’t dig its way out in the second-half. Wichita State University (14-0) entered Carbondale as the number seven ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Anthony Bean jumps for a layup Thursday against Missouri University of Science and Technology at SIU Arena. Bean tallied 20 points to help defeat the Miners 96-74 for the Salukis' first win of the season. The Salukis travel to Estero, Fla. Monday to compete in the Gulf Coast Showcase. — Chris Zoeller | Daily Egyptian

Salukis rack up points for success at home

The men’s basketball team grabbed its first win of the season last night 96-74, with three Salukis scoring at least 20 points. Despite the win, most of the post-game discussion was about the amount of fouls. More than 63 fouls were called in the game, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis rally for late overtime win

Saluki senior forward Jeff Early’s clutch shooting sent SIU into an overtime 74-68 win against Miami University. of Ohio The Salukis (12-16, 4-12 Missouri Valley Congerence) saw a fast first-half start as they gained a 22-9 lead within the game’s ... Continue Reading →

Salukis cool down after torrid start

Junior forward Davante Drinkard reaches for a rebound Jan. 2 during the Salukis’ loss to Bradley University at SIU Arena. The Salukis trailed the Braves most of the game, but rallied to take a 56-53 lead with 3:33 left to play. Bradley dominated ... Continue Reading →

Men lose at buzzer in Western Kentucky

The SIU men’s basketball team lost 57-58 in dramatic fashion against Western Kentucky Thursday. The Salukis had ample opportunities to tie or take the lead in the game’s closing seconds, but he failed to hit clutch freethrows to win the game. Junior ... Continue Reading →

Junior guard Taylor suspended on DUI charge

Saluki men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson announced Monday that junior guard Diamond Taylor has been suspended from the team indefinitely after he was charged with driving under the influence early Saturday morning. About Ben ConradyBen Conrady can ... Continue Reading →

Basketball losses ripple through Athletic Department

Illinois is in the midst of a severe budget crisis, and Saluki Athletics felt the crunch at a time when revenues from men’s basketball weren’t up to par. “We’ve weathered probably the most perfect storm from a financial standpoint,” ... 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 →

Daniels almost wasn’t a Saluki

Freshman forward Dantiel Daniels said he couldn’t imagine being a Saluki when he first came to visit the school during his junior year of high school. “I really didn’t like it. I walked around campus for a little bit, and I couldn’t ... 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 →

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 →

Salukis enter home stretch

The SIU men’s basketball team kicked off the final month of the regular season in grand fashion by sneaking past Evansville Saturday. After dissecting SIU’s narrow 53-52 victory, coach Chris Lowery said he likes how the rest of the schedule ... 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 →
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