Coach Barry Hinson shakes hands with Grey Dawg Saturday after SIU’s 102-63 victory against the University of St. Mary during the
team’s first exhibition game of the season at SIU Arena.
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Hinson: Smithpeters rejoins Salukis

Men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson confirmed in press release that Tyler Smithpeters, a sophomore guard from Harrisburg, is back with the team and will practice. Smithpeters said he was back from his suspension yesterday. But it was not until today ... Continue Reading →

Hinson’s in the Dawghouse now

The Saluki family photo album will now have two fewer players.  Junior guard Mike Balogun and sophomore guard Marcus Fillyaw are leaving SIU at the end of the semester. Hinson has preached family to his team all season long, but it’s obvious it has ... Continue Reading →
Mike Balogun (left), Marcus Fillyaw (right)

Saluki basketball faces changes

Following coach Hinson’s advice, guards Fillyaw and Balogun pursue other options The Salukis will be without two guards next season; both played valuable minutes in the run to the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament semi-finals. Sophomore guard Marcus ... Continue Reading →
Senior Davante Drinkard shakes hands with senior Colby Long as coach
Barry Hinson thanks Long for his future military service Tuesday during
the 2013-2014 Men’s Basketball Postseason Celebration at SIU Arena.
Long, who graduates in May, will be a first lieutenant in the army. Hinson,
Athletic Director Mario Moccia and Chancellor Rita Cheng all spoke
during the event that celebrated the team’s accomplishments on and off
the court this season.

Saluki basketball gets final standing ovation

For the final time this season, fans were able to admire and show their appreciation for the SIU men’s basketball team as more than 300 fans gathered in SIU Arena. The voice of the Salukis, Mike Reis, was the moderator for the 2013-2014 men’s basketball ... Continue Reading →
Senior guard Desmar Jackson prepares to drive during SIU’s 63-58 win against the University of Northern Iowa March 7 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Jackson lead the team this season in points, rebounds, assists, steals and free throws, and was the first player in SIU school history to do so.

At least my granny can shot fake

There is only one shot I have been able to master in the game of basketball: the granny shot. Senior guard Desmar Jackson was a second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference basketball player this year. He has range and has been able to dunk since the seventh ... Continue Reading →
Freshman guard Tyler Smithpeters is lifted by Jalen Pendleton and celebrates with his teammates Saturday after the men’s basketball team defeated Illinois State University 66-65 at SIU Arena. Smithpeters scored a three-point basket with nine seconds left on the clock putting the Salukis ahead by one, and securing the win. The Salukis claimed the sixth seed in the Missouri Valley Conference and will take on the University of Northern Iowa Friday at 8:35 p.m. at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

Saluki Weekend Wrap Up: Men’s Basketball

The Salukis delivered on Senior Day and claimed the sixth seed in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in front of a sold-out crowd at SIU Arena. SIU (13-19, 9-9) played Saturday in front of a full house for the first time since 2008 against the ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore forward Dyana Pierre makes a shot over Wichita
State University junior guard Jamillah Bonner Saturday
during the Salukis’ 64-59 win at SIU Arena. Wichita State is
ranked first in the Missouri Valley Conference. The women’s
basketball team will compete at 7 p.m. Thursday against
Loyola University in Chicago.

Women upset stagnent shockers

Saturday the Salukis shocked the world after breaking their eight game losing streak and battling through a 64-59 win over the Wichita State University Shockers. The Shockers are ranked first in the Missouri Valley Conference and came into the game with ... Continue Reading →
SIU sophomore guard Anthony Beane Jr. drives past sophomore guard Ka’Darryl Bell Feb. 18 during the Salukis’ 75-64 win against Bradley University. Beane scored 17 points as SIU lost to the University of Northern Iowa 73-54 Wednesday in Cedar Falls, Iowa, dropping the team to 8-9 in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Salukis will play the Illinois State University Redbirds Saturday at 3:05 p.m. at SIU Arena.

Panthers get revenge on Dawgs

  In the eighth straight loss at the McLeod Center, the Salukis tried to clinch the sixth seed in the Missouri Valley Conference standings but the Panthers had other plans. SIU (12-18, 8-9) stole a win at home Jan. 14 but the University of Northern ... Continue Reading →
Senior forward Desmar Jackson battles junior forward
Auston Barnes for a rebound during the Salukis’ 75-64
win against Bradley University Feb. 18 at SIU Arena.
Jackson helped the Salukis to an 8-8 standing on the
defensive side of the game. He leads the Missouri
Valley Conference in steals with 72 and is tied for eighth
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Dawgs end season with tough test

It is gut-check time for the SIU men’s basketball team. The Salukis are tied for third in the Missouri Valley Conference standings, making Wednesday’s game against the University of Northern Iowa one of the most important games of the season. After ... Continue Reading →
Junior tennis player Natasha Tomishima returns a hit Friday during her doubles
match against Arkansas State University at Garden Grove Event Center in Carbondale.
Tomishima and doubles partner Meagan Monaghan won their match against
Arkansas State senior Janie Nowland and junior Tamara Slijepcevic 8-7. The Salukis
will play Cleveland State University Saturday at home.

Saluki weekend wrap-up

SIU athletics were in action this weekend with 11 different events in six sports during a three-day period. Overall, the Salukis played well with a record of 10-2 in the weekend’s combined events. Men’s basketball: Dawgs finally control their own ... Continue Reading →
Carolyn Middleton, of Marion, laughs with Darlene Shannon, of Carbondale, Tuesday as they were named
with fellow cancer survivors during halftime of the “Go Pink” game. The two met three years ago at a
SIU men’s basketball game and have kept in touch since. More than $7,000 was raised from jersey sales.

Salukis ‘Go Pink’ for breast cancer

Sports teams worldwide are raising breast cancer awareness by wearing pink. SIU men’s basketball is now a part of that group. SIU Arena traded in its usual maroon for a more festive pink Tuesday night in honor of “Go Pink” night. The Salukis, in ... Continue Reading →

Undefeated Shockers short circuit Salukis

For 37 minutes, the Salukis made it a game but the Shockers put the Missouri Valley Conference on notice Tuesday and laid claim to the longest winning streak to open a season since the Memphis Tigers went 26-0 in 2007-2008. Wichita State University (26-0, ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Jalen Pendleton and Freshman forward Bola Olaniyan look for a
loose ball Saturday during the Salukis’ 72-54 win over Missouri State University at
SIU Arena. SIU, now 6-6 in the Missouri Valley Conference captured its fourth straight
win, and will attempt to continue the streak on the road Tuesday as they take on the
undefeated Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan.

Aliens bring back Salukis

Who is this team and what have they done with the Salukis? This is not the same group from the beginning of the season. The team early in the season was hard to watch and easily forgettable, but now there may be light at the end of the tunnel. SIU is ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Marcus Fillyaw dribbles past a Western Kentucky University player Dec. 7 duringthe Salukis’ 69-60 loss at SIU Arena. Fillyaw was injured Jan. 8 in the win over Loyola University Chicago and has since been on the sidelines.

Hand injury will not hinder sophomore guard

A ‘floor general’ has the ability to control a basketball game from the court, but sophomore guard Marcus Fillyaw has been that person from the bench the past three weeks. Fillyaw broke a bone in his left hand during the Salukis 71-67 win over Loyola ... Continue Reading →
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