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Nothing goes right for Salukis in loss to Wichita State

Nothing goes right for Salukis in loss to Wichita State

By Jonathan Thompson

January 24, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

To say the SIU men's basketball team had a bad day would be an understatement. The Salukis lost their third game in a row on Tuesday, this time losing 87-45 to Wichita State — the third worst point margin loss in program history. Trouble found SIU before the game even started. Coach Barry Hinson...

Scouting Wichita State

Scouting Wichita State

By Sean Carley

January 23, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball — on a three-game losing streak — faces at 6 p.m. Tuesday the most daunting task in the Missouri Valley Conference: going up against Wichita State in Charles Koch Arena. In mid-major college basketball, very few teams remain prominent for an extended period of time. But t...

SIU collapses in final minutes, falls to Northern Iowa

SIU collapses in final minutes, falls to Northern Iowa

January 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Halfway through the second half it looked like the Salukis would walk away with a win Saturday, but after a bad final eight minutes of play they fell to Northern Iowa 58-57. The loss put SIU (14-7, 4-4 MVC) in fifth place in the Missouri Valley Conference, while a win would've left them tied for...

Salukis split season series with Drake

Salukis split season series with Drake

By Jonathan Thompson

January 19, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball lost its second matchup with Drake after winning the first, this time losing 88-84 in overtime Wednesday in Des Moines. After being down by 12 points at most, SIU managed to battle its way back into the game early in the second half. Senior guard Mike Rodriguez hit two free...

Rodriguez’s big second half propels Salukis to victory over Aces

Rodriguez’s big second half propels Salukis to victory over Aces

By Jonathan Thompson

January 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Thanks to some hot shooting by senior guard Mike Rodriguez, the SIU men's basketball team defeated Evansville Aces 73-61 Saturday in Evansville. Rodriguez had 19 of his 20 points in the second half to give the Salukis the boost they needed to pull off the win. However, the first half didn't look...

Salukis fall apart in second half, lose to Illinois State

Salukis fall apart in second half, lose to Illinois State

By Jonathan Thompson

January 12, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball blew a halftime lead before falling to Illinois state 53-60 on Wednesday at SIU Arena. The Salukis went into the second half with a 33-29 lead over the Redbirds built off of a solid start of the game. SIU had impressive shooting numbers in the opening half, making 52.2 percent...

SIU men’s basketball upsets Missouri State on the road

SIU men’s basketball upsets Missouri State on the road

By Sean Carley

January 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball went to Springfield, Mo., on Saturday nearly double-digit underdogs, but left with an upset and possibly the biggest win so far this season. Southern led almost from start-to-finish to defeat Missouri State, 75-67, extending its winning streak to three games. While SIU (10-7,...

Shorthanded SIU men’s basketball defeats Drake

Shorthanded SIU men’s basketball defeats Drake

By sean carley

January 1, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU was without its leading scorer, sophomore guard Armon Fletcher, because of injury and no single player stepped up in his absence. Instead, the entire team did. Seven of the nine Salukis to enter the game Sunday outperformed their scoring average and helped push the team to an 83-69 victory against...

SIU loses to Bradley in first conference game of the season

SIU loses to Bradley in first conference game of the season

By Jonathan Thompson

December 30, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Saluki men's basketball lost its first game of the Missouri Valley Conference season, with a final score of 60-51 against the Bradley Braves. The Dawgs had one of their worst shooting nights of the season Thursday at the Carver Arena in Peoria. They posted a season low 27.3 field goal percentage...

Salukis come alive at the end of the second half, beat UT-Martin

Salukis come alive at the end of the second half, beat UT-Martin

By Jonathan Thompson

December 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball

After taking control during the second half, SIU men's basketball pulled off a 78-70 win Thursday against UT-Martin. The Salukis turned the game around after the Skyhawks went on an 8-0 run to start the second half, giving UT-Martin the largest lead of the game and putting them up 35-26. SIU...

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