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Two Salukis selected for All-League awards

Two Salukis selected for All-League awards

By Jonathan Thompson

February 28, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball

Three days before the conference tournament, two Salukis received conference awards. Senior forward Sean O'Brien was named to All-MVC second team and junior forward Thik Bol selected to the All-Defensive team Tuesday morning. O'Brien averages 12.4 points (No.16 ), 8.5 rebounds (No.2) per game and...

Salukis hold off Loyola for a senior night victory

Salukis hold off Loyola for a senior night victory

By Jonathan Thompson

February 25, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Coach Barry Hinson is 16-0 on senior night in his coaching career after clinching the No. 4 seed in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. "Senior night is a big night to me," Hinson said Saturday night. "I put a huge emphasis on it. It's the second most important game we play all year long....

Salukis lose a close one to Illinois State in final road game

Salukis lose a close one to Illinois State in final road game

By Jonathan Thompson

February 22, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball lost it's second game of the season to Illinois State on Wednesday, 50-46. The RedBirds (24-5 ,16-1 Missouri Valley Conference) had a little bit more incentive coming into this game with tonight being their senior night. The score was close until after a late game surge...

Salukis break three-game losing streak in win over Indiana State

Salukis break three-game losing streak in win over Indiana State

By Jonathan Thompson

February 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball got back in the winning column Sunday after a 74-68 victory over Indiana State. The Salukis shot 48.3 percent from the field, 40 percent from deep and 70 percent from the line. The Sycamores broke out an early lead of 3-7, but thanks to junior forward Thik Bol's production,...

Wichita State surges past the Salukis in big second half

Wichita State surges past the Salukis in big second half

By Jonathan Thompson

February 15, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball is still stuck in a rut as its losing streak extended to three Wednesday after a 87-68 loss to Wichita State. The Shockers got off to a 4-0 to start with sophomore forward Markis McDuffie scoring the first two baskets of the game. After the Salukis missed their first two...

Salukis stuck in a rut, lose to Evansville

Salukis stuck in a rut, lose to Evansville

By Jonathan Thompson

February 11, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball lost its second straight game on Saturday and split the season series against Evansville 75-70. Things didn't look good for the Salukis in the first half. SIU shot 31 percent from the field and 25 percent from behind the arc, while Evansville shot 58.3 percent and 66.7 percent...

Northern Iowa breaks Salukis’ three game winning streak

Northern Iowa breaks Salukis’ three game winning streak

By Jonathan Thompson

February 8, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball dropped the season series against Northern Iowa on Wednesday in a 49-41 loss. The Salukis' 41 point performance was their lowest scoring game of the season, tying for fourth least in program history. The second lowest (39) was against UNI last year. This Panther win also ties...

Saluki winning streak continues after close victory over Loyola

Saluki winning streak continues after close victory over Loyola

By Jonathan Thompson

February 4, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball

SIU men's basketball is on a three-game winning streak after Saturday's 67-61 defeat against Loyola in Chicago. The victory propelled the Salukis (14-11, 7-4 MVC) into third place in Missouri Valley Conference standings — five games behind Illinois State (19-4, 11-0 MVC). Loyola had an early...

Salukis split season series against Bradley with blowout win

Salukis split season series against Bradley with blowout win

By Jonathan Thompson

February 2, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

After losing its first meeting against Bradley, Saluki men's basketball won 85-65 Wednesday in the teams' second meeting. Apart from a collapse at the end of the first half, the Salukis dominated Bradley in the games entirety, not once losing the lead in 40 minutes of play. Junior forward Thik...

Salukis snap three-game losing streak in nail-biting win over Missouri State

Salukis snap three-game losing streak in nail-biting win over Missouri State

By Jonathan Thompson

January 29, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

The SIU men's basketball team stepped up big time Saturday in the second half and held on in overtime, beating Missouri State 85-84. After three straight losses, this game was a must win for the Salukis. "This was a huge win," senior forward Sean O'Brien said. "I'm so happy for our whole team....

Scouting Missouri State

Scouting Missouri State

By Sean Carley

January 27, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

The Missouri Valley Conference basketball season is halfway over and teams are coming back around for either revenge or to cement their status to their opponents. The first team to see the Salukis a second time this season will face the Dawgs at 7 p.m. Saturday when coach Barry Hinson's former team,...

Leo Vincent, Sean Lloyd reinstated after administrative review

Leo Vincent, Sean Lloyd reinstated after administrative review

By Sean Carley

January 26, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

The two players to miss Tuesday's game against Wichita State are cleared to play after the closing of an internal administrative eligibility review. Senior guard Leo Vincent and sophomore guard Sean Lloyd are immediately eligible to practice and play, director of athletics Tommy Bell announced Thursday. "Together...

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