Junior guard Mercedes Griffin drives in for a layup against Loyola University guard Becca Smith Saturday at SIU Arena. The Salukis were defeated 60-48 as a result of several missed free throws and being out rebounded 46–37.

Saluki womens basketball give effort despite player shortages

As an athlete’s body begins to wear down from long practices, players are forced to sit out to avoid further injury. The SIU women’s basketball team has been at a slight disadvantage as a result of players’ injuries and medical issues this season. ... Continue Reading →

Salukis win big, fall hard in MVC Tournament

SIU ended its 16-game losing streak with a 83-74 win over No. 7 Evansville but suffered a record 60-43 loss against No. 2 Creighton to finish its season. The Salukis (5-26, 1-17 Missouri Valley Conference) entered the MVC Tournament as the No. 10 seed ... Continue Reading →

Aces pace past Salukis in Pink Out game

The Salukis came out aggressive from the start against Evansville, but a late scoring Evansville run put the lead out of reach as the Purple Aces went on to win 52-41. SIU (4-17, 1-9 MVC) started its seventh annual Pink Out to fight cancer game by winning ... Continue Reading →

Salukis bear second loss under Harlow

      The Salukis kept a close contest for the second game in a row under interim- coach, Adrianne Harlow, but the team fell short 79-72 in its matchup with Missouri State. Missouri State (10-9, 2-5), got a fast start against SIU (4-14, 1-6) ... Continue Reading →

Sycamores log Salukis

Matt Ferguson Daily Egyptian   Despite closing a 21-point gap against Evansville Sunday, the Salukis couldn’t keep their offense going Thursday night as they fell 72-57 to the Indiana St. Sycamores. The Salukis (4-11, 1-3) kept it a close ... Continue Reading →

Herd bullies Salukis on boards

The SIU women’s basketball team was unable to keep pace with Marshall on the boards as it lost 70-66 Saturday at SIU Arena. The Salukis (1-7) were out-rebounded by the Thundering Herd (5-4) 44-30. Most of Marshall’s rebounds came on the offensive ... Continue Reading →

Salukis drop 2 in Miami

The SIU women’s basketball team took its talents to Florida over the weekend but was unable to return home with its first season win. The Salukis (0-4) competed against Radford University and Florida Atlantic University at the University of Miami Thanksgiving ... Continue Reading →

Women’s basketball falls in opener

The SIU women’s basketball team was unable to overcome a dismal shooting night as it lost 59-46 to the University of Central Arkansas in its first game of the 2012-13 campaign. It was the fourth consecutive season-opening loss for the Salukis, who ... Continue Reading →

Napier ready to run offense

Salukis are bred to run. The women’s basketball team, like its royal Egyptian mascot, will attempt to wear out its opponents this year as it runs a fast-paced offense. “That’s how we play,” sophomore guard Cartaesha Macklin said. “We’re able ... Continue Reading →
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