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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 29, 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 22, 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...

Late stumbles doom SIU men’s basketball against UNLV

Late stumbles doom SIU men’s basketball against UNLV

By Sean Carley

December 20, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Despite tying the game at 61 with just more than a minute to go, Saluki men's basketball was unable to close out what would have been a big road victory Monday night against UNLV in Vegas. SIU's final three possessions of the game after the tie were two turnovers by senior guard Leo Vincent and a...

Salukis take control in second half in victory against Saint Louis (PHOTOS)

Salukis take control in second half in victory against Saint Louis (PHOTOS)

By Jonathan Thompson

December 14, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

After trailing for most of the first half, SIU men's basketball took control in the second Wednesday, lifting it to a 70-55 win against Saint Louis. The Salukis were able to string together multiple runs that would lead to their victory. The first was a 7-0 run two minutes into the second that...

SIU men’s basketball notebook: Scouting the Saint Louis Billikens

SIU men’s basketball notebook: Scouting the Saint Louis Billikens

By Sean Carley

December 14, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

For SIU men's basketball's only game on finals week, the team will take part in the next installment of a local rivalry. The Salukis will face off with the Saint Louis Billikens at 7 p.m. Wednesday in SIU Arena. Saint Louis has struggled so far this season and will come to Carbondale with a 3-6...

Salukis can’t complete comeback, lose to Sam Houston State

Salukis can’t complete comeback, lose to Sam Houston State

By Jonathan Thompson

December 10, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball fell behind early against Sam Houston State on Saturday and was never able to over take them, losing 79-73. The lead changed hands seven times in the first six minutes, but the Salukis never had the lead again in the game. "This is the most disappointed I've been in a long...

SIU men’s basketball notebook: Scouting the Sam Houston State Bearkats

SIU men’s basketball notebook: Scouting the Sam Houston State Bearkats

By Sean Carley

December 9, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball will return home after a rough loss on the road to Louisville to try to repeat one of its most exciting wins from last season. The Salukis will play the Bearkats of Sam Houston State in a 1 p.m. Saturday matinee. Saturday's matchup marks the conclusion of a home-and-home series...

SIU couldn’t recover from big early deficit in loss to No. 11 Louisville

SIU couldn’t recover from big early deficit in loss to No. 11 Louisville

By Sean Carley

December 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Saluki men's basketball spotted Louisville a 21-4 lead in the first eight minutes and the Cardinals didn't look back. The Louisville big men were a force all night long en route to a 74-51 victory for the No. 11 Cardinals. "They went down at us," coach Barry Hinson said. "We knew they were going...

NCAA rule changes have been problematic for fouling Salukis

NCAA rule changes have been problematic for fouling Salukis

By Jonathan Thompson

December 6, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball coach Barry Hinson has never been a fan of foul calls, but his team has been racking up more of them than most other teams this season. This is partly because the NCAA has instituted multiple rule changes in hopes of speeding up the game and increasing scoring. More freedom...

SIU men’s basketball notebook: Scouting the Louisville Cardinals

SIU men’s basketball notebook: Scouting the Louisville Cardinals

By Sean Carley

December 6, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Saluki fans wanted a tougher schedule and Wednesday will mark the pinnacle of their wish coming true. SIU men's basketball will face its final Power 5 opponent of the season at 6 p.m. Wednesday when it travels to face the No. 11 Louisville Cardinals. Saluki senior guard Mike Rodriguez said this...

Bol making immediate impact on both ends of the court

Bol making immediate impact on both ends of the court

By Jonathan Thompson

December 6, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball

Christmas came early this year for Saluki men's basketball coach Barry Hinson as junior forward Thik Bol has been a big boost for SIU's interior defense. Last year, senior forward Sean O'Brien led the Dawgs in blocked shots with 29 for the year. Bol already has 19 in eight games, with as many as six i...

3 things we learned from last week’s SIU men’s basketball games

3 things we learned from last week’s SIU men’s basketball games

By Sean Carley

December 4, 2016


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

Over the last seven days, SIU men's basketball grinded out two tough wins against underrated opponents with an overtime win against Murray State and a last-minute victory over Texas Southern. Here's what fans can take away from those games. 1. This year's squad is far more resilient than last ye...

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