Beane earns two weekly honors


By Evan Jones, @EvanJones_DE

Senior guard Anthony Beane was named Player of the Week in the Missouri Valley Conference and the Lou Henson Player of the Week after consecutive 31-point games against Drake and Indiana State.

In the two victories, Beane combined for 62 points in 70 minutes and went 8-15 from behind the 3-point line. 

The two wins snapped a four-game losing streak for the Saluki men’s basketball team.


This was the second time this season Beane was named MVC player of the week, and the sixth time in his career — the most of any player in SIU history.

This season Beane has 551 points, a career high. Entering the season Beane was No. 22 on SIU’s all-time scoring list, he is now No. 5  at 1,851 points.

During the became the second Saluki with 1,000 points in conference play.

Beane is on the Lou Henson award watchlist, which is awarded to the nation’s best mid-major basketball player.

He has four games left in 2016 regular season, beginning when the Salukis take on Bradley at 7 p.m. Wednesday at SIU arena.

Evan Jones can be reached at (618)-536-3304 or on Twitter @EvanJones_DE