Saluki basketball prepares for winter break

As the activity in the classroom comes to a frenzied finish, action on the basketball court approaches a season high. The Salukis will play 20 games between the men’s and women’s teams during winter break, meaning the players will remain on campus ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Carlie Corrigan plays defense against Illinois guard Kyley Simmons on Saturday during the Salukis’ 86-42 loss at SIU arena. The Salukis have a record of 4-2. At this time last year, the Salukis’ had a 0-5 record.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Stein bringing change to SIU

The SIU women’s basketball team needed six games to pick up its first win last year. Although the Salukis lost their sixth game of the 2014-15 season to Illinois, they have won four games. This year’s team is SIU’s fastest to four wins since the ... Continue Reading →
Junior forward Azia Washington puts up a shot over the University of Illinois’ Chatrice White Saturday during the Salukis’ 86-42 loss against the Fighting Illini at SIU Arena. Washington is third in scoring on the team, averaging 10.8 points a game, and third in rebounding with 5.4 a game. The Salukis will play Austin Peay State University Saturday in Clarksville, Tenn.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

SIU forward confuses opponents with dynamic play

The Salukis have a forward who excels in both rebounding and 3-point shooting, which is uncommon for a post player. Junior forward Azia Washington has been a consistent rebounder for the Salukis in her career, but has also developed the ability to shoot ... Continue Reading →

Illini snap Dawgs’ win streak in blowout

A NCAA women’s basketball game has two 20-minute halves, but Illinois scored more points in less than one half than SIU did in the whole game. The Illini (7-2) never trailed in its first trip to the SIU Arena since 1995, blowing out the Salukis (4-2) ... Continue Reading →

Salukis defeat Memphis 82-75

The Salukis moved to 2-1 on the season behind a strong team effort to defeat the Memphis Tigers 82-75. The last time SIU started a season 2-1 was the 2008-09. The team finished 9-19 that season. Junior forward Dyana Pierre led the way for the Salukis ... Continue Reading →

Senior looks to steal spotlight

The 2013 leader in steals on the women’s basketball team is returning for her senior season in hopes of building upon that success. Senior guard Mercedes Griffin was a bright spot on a 5-25 team last season. In the Missouri Valley Conference, she finished ... Continue Reading →

Salukis dismantled by Raiders; 70-50

The women’s basketball team traveled to Wright State today for the second game of the year, but things did not go as planned. The Salukis were dismantled by the Raiders, losing 70-50. The game was close at halftime as SIU trailed 33-29, but the Raiders ... Continue Reading →

Salukis close out disappointing season

Battling through injuries, reorganizing seasons plans and a brand-new coaching staff, the Salukis have been through it all, and have closed out their season at 5-25 overall. After losing key players to injuries and other medical issues, the Salukis only ... Continue Reading →

Losing streak still gives hope for women’s basketball

The Salukis hosted their annual pink-out game where the women fell short in an 80-55 loss against Drake University. Despite three consecutive losses, the Salukis have not lost hope just yet. Last time the Bulldogs and Salukis met, it was a head-to-head ... Continue Reading →

Women’s basketball win MVC opener in double overtime

Along with scoring 100 points for the first time since 1983, the Salukis had three players in double figures in a tight conference opener. SIU (3-9) started Missouri Valley Conference play right with a 100-96 win over the Bradley University Braves (3-9) ... Continue Reading →

Salukis chase down Panthers

Wins have been hard to come by in Coach Cindy Steins first season but behind a strong shooting performance and a dominating presence in the post, the Salukis picked up a 66-60 win. SIU (2-6) had its first home game in more than a month when it welcomed ... Continue Reading →

SIU takes second consecutive road loss

In their second trip away from home, the women of Saluki basketball weren’t able to make crucial shots, resulting in their largest point-loss of the season. Matched against a strong team with a 4-1 record, the University of Illinois defeated SIU ... 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 →

Salukis fall hard against Illinois State

Post trouble and poor shooting caused the Salukis to fall 89-41 during Saturday’s game against Illinois State. The 89 points marked a season-high in points for the Redbirds (12-6, 4-2 Missouri Valley Conference), and the margin was SIU’s worst loss ... Continue Reading →

Women’s basketball head coach resigns

Saluki Athletics Director Mario Moccia announced Monday that Missy Tiber has resigned from her position as the women’s basketball coach. Tiber, who has led the Salukis to a 4-12 record so far this season, finished her four-year SIU run with an overall ... Continue Reading →
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