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SIU men’s basketball notebook: Scouting the Texas Southern Tigers

SIU men’s basketball notebook: Scouting the Texas Southern Tigers

By Sean Carley

December 2, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU's second opponent this week has one of the most interesting stories in college basketball this season. The Salukis will face Texas Southern, a historically black college in Houston, Texas, at 4 p.m. Saturday at SIU Arena. "There's several storylines here," SIU coach Barry Hinson said. "You...

Rodriguez is stepping up big for Saluki basketball

Rodriguez is stepping up big for Saluki basketball

By Jonathan Thompson

November 30, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball

Last year, senior guard Mike Rodriguez came to SIU as a pass-first point guard. That has changed early this season. “In [junior college], they needed me to score,” he said last year. “[Here] I can be more of a point [guard]. I don’t have to score as much.” While he is still the team's...

SIU men’s basketball beats Murray State in overtime thriller

SIU men’s basketball beats Murray State in overtime thriller

By Jonathan Thompson

November 30, 2016


Filed under Basketball, More Headlines, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU narrowly beat Murray State after going into overtime Tuesday night, winning 89-85. The game came down to the wire as senior forward Sean O'Brien tipped in senior guard Mike Rodriguez's missed layup, putting SIU (4-3) up 87-85 with 0.8 seconds left. Murray State senior guard Bryce Jones...

SIU men’s basketball loses rough offensive game to Minnesota

SIU men’s basketball loses rough offensive game to Minnesota

By Sean Carley

November 25, 2016


Filed under Basketball, More Headlines, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

The temperature in Minneapolis was near freezing Friday night. Minnesota and SIU's shooting was just as cold. SIU was held to 31 percent field goal shooting in a defensive struggle the Golden Gophers would end up winning, 57-45. The silver lining for the Salukis was that it held Minnesota to 38...

SIU men’s basketball extends win streak with win against Mount St. Mary’s

SIU men’s basketball extends win streak with win against Mount St. Mary’s

By Sean Carley

November 21, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

It wasn't the prettiest performance ever, but SIU men's basketball got the job done Monday night. The Salukis outscored Mount St. Mary's by 11 in the second half to beat the Mountaineers, 73-63. SIU sophomore guard Armon Fletcher scored a career-high 19 points to lead the Salukis. "I saw Leo...

Payback delivered: SIU men’s basketball dominates SIUE

Payback delivered: SIU men’s basketball dominates SIUE

By Sean Carley

November 18, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Senior forward Sean O'Brien had Friday's game against SIU-Edwardsville circled on his schedule for a long time after the Cougars beat the Salukis for the first time ever last season. The way he played on Friday proved his readiness. O'Brien was everywhere on the court with a game-high 22 points,...

SIU men’s basketball blows out Missouri Southern for first win of season

SIU men’s basketball blows out Missouri Southern for first win of season

By Jonathan Thompson

November 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Even though it wasn't against a Division I team, SIU men's basketball has a win. The Salukis defeated Divison II Missouri Southern State on Wednesday by a score of 85-64. The team had five players in double-digits, led by senior forward Sean O'Brien's 19 point-10 rebound double-double. Junior...

SIU basketball coach Barry Hinson’s latest press conference goes viral

SIU basketball coach Barry Hinson’s latest press conference goes viral

By Sean Carley

November 15, 2016


Filed under Basketball, More Headlines, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball coach Barry Hinson is making the rounds on the internet again. After SIU's loss to Arkansas on Monday, Hinson decided to call out the opposing fans' weak showing in Bud Walton Arena. The announced in-game attendance was 13,308. It was estimated the actual attendance was ro...

SIU men’s basketball gets blown out by Arkansas

SIU men’s basketball gets blown out by Arkansas

By Jonathan Thompson

November 15, 2016


Filed under Basketball, More Headlines, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

The good news is SIU men's basketball won the second half Monday against Arkansas by six. The bad news is SIU was outscored by 31 in the first half, a hole the Salukis couldn't climb out of in a 90-65 defeat. The Razorbacks shot 58 percent from the field and shot 69 percent from the 3-point line,...

Men’s basketball: Scouting Arkansas, Missouri Southern State, SIUE

Men’s basketball: Scouting Arkansas, Missouri Southern State, SIUE

By Sean Carley

November 13, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

After its tough loss to Wright State to open the season, SIU men's basketball will face three opponents in five nights this week. Here's how this upcoming week looks for the team. 7 p.m. Monday at Arkansas Saluki fans wanted a tougher schedule this season and here's the first step of their wi...

SIU men’s basketball looking to revamp offense this season

SIU men’s basketball looking to revamp offense this season

By Jonathon Thompson

November 13, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball

The SIU men's basketball team has multiple things it needs to account for going into its second game of the season, but none may be more important than how the Salukis are going score. Losing their leading scorer in Anthony Beane, who averaged a Missouri Valley Conference second-best 19.3 points...

SIU men’s basketball loses first game of season to Wright State

SIU men’s basketball loses first game of season to Wright State

By Jonathan Thompson

November 12, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Foul trouble and a poor defensive second half doomed SIU men's basketball Friday in its season opener against Wright State. The Raiders scored 54 points in the second half to put away the Salukis, 85-81. Wright State shot 72 percent from the field and 75 percent from 3-point range in the second...

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