All-American moves up to smaller role

Weeks of patience are starting to pay off for transfer junior guard Blair Stephenson. The former NJCAA Division II All-American made her first career NCAA start Sunday against Evansville because sophomore starting point guard Rishonda Napier suffered ... Continue Reading →

Salukis support breast cancer awareness with Pink Out games

Both the Saluki men’s and women’s basketball teams are raising money for breast cancer awareness. Fans can bid on jerseys and the highest bidders will be able to pick the name they want on the back of a player’s jersey. The players will ... Continue Reading →

Salukis improve from last season

SIU women’s basketball has reached the halfway mark of the season and already has four more wins than last season’s total. Through 16 games, the team is 9-7, 2-3 in conference. Last season the Salukis finished 5-25 and 3-15. Although the team started ... Continue Reading →
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Salukis fall late to Evansville 63-58

SIU women’s basketball (9-7, 2-3) and the Evansville Purple Aces (10-7, 5-1) battled back-and-forth throughout the game before Evansville pulled away late with a 63-58 victory. Both teams were playing without a key player, and Evansville had more ... Continue Reading →
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Salukis win, but Napier suffers injury

SIU women’s basketball (9-6, 2-2) won its first game in its new white home uniforms Friday night, but it may have lost its starting point guard in the process. Sophomore Rishonda Napier left in the second half of the 65-53 victory against the Indiana ... Continue Reading →

Salukis surge in second half for conference win

SIU women’s basketball has won its Missouri Valley Conference opener in consecutive seasons for the first time in seven years. Sophomore guard Rishonda Napier notched a career-high 26 points, as the Salukis (8-4, 1-0) outscored the Illinois State Redbirds ... Continue Reading →

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.
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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.
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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 →
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