Saluki seniors help pound Panthers

The Saluki men’s basketball team  has protected its home court well this season and continued the trend as they staved the University of Northern Iowa  74-68 during SIU’s senior night Wednesday at SIU Arena. “I’ve always made a big ... Continue Reading →

Salukis winning streak snapped in St. Louis

The men’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season against St. Louis University, 71-61 Saturday. The Salukis struggled offensively and couldn’t recover from a slow start. SIU had the third-best field goal shooting percentage in the nation ... Continue Reading →

Bulldogs get bulldozed in Salukis’ backyard

The men’s basketball team defeated St. Benedictine in decisive fashion, winning 100-62 Saturday night. The Salukis shot 66.7 percent in the contest and made 25 of 32 shots in the second half, shooting 78 percent in the last 20 minutes. The shot selection ... Continue Reading →

Early overcomes late start

Within five minutes of the opening tip-off against Lincoln University Oct. 27, senior guard Jeff Early hustled past everyone to dive for a loose ball and successfully kept it in bounds. Ironic, for a player who got cut from his middle school basketball ... 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 →

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 →

Salukis demolished by Creighton, victorious over Indiana State

The Salukis came out of the gate firing and won a tight battle against the winner of last year’s Missouri Valley Tournament Friday. SIU (6-11, 3-3 MVC) defeated Indiana State (11-7, 2-5 MVC) Friday 73-67 at the SIU Arena. The Salukis opened the game ... 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 →

Loss to Wichita State exposes new problems for Salukis

During the Salukis’ 83-73 loss Saturday to Wichita State, one thing became obvious: SIU doesn’t have an answer for bigger teams. Shocker forwards Garrett Stutz and Carl Hall dominated the Salukis on the boards and in the paint while allowing Wichita ... Continue Reading →
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