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Saluki men’s basketball notebook: Scouting the Wright State Raiders

Saluki men’s basketball notebook: Scouting the Wright State Raiders

By Sean Carley

November 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball begins its season Friday with a team its only played three times before. Here's a preview of how the Salukis matchup with the Wright State Raiders. Southern Illinois will be the first game of the Scott Nagy era at Wright State. Nagy was named the Raiders' coach in April...

SIU men’s basketball struggles in exhibition win over Missouri-St. Louis

SIU men’s basketball struggles in exhibition win over Missouri-St. Louis

By Jonathan Thompson

November 3, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball was able to squeak by Division II Missouri-St. Louis in an exhibition game Thursday, 72-67. The game was close until the final buzzer with a total of 18 lead changes in the game. With 48 seconds on the clock, junior forward Thik Bol put down an alley-oop that put the Salukis...

Son of former SIU men’s basketball coach dies at 15

Son of former SIU men’s basketball coach dies at 15

By Kellis Robinett | Wichita Eagle

November 2, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Former SIU men's basketball head coach and current Kansas State associate head coach Chris Lowery lost his youngest son, Kahari, at the age of 15 early Tuesday morning. Lowery's son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age and suffered from many other health problems. But he attended many...

SIU’s starting guard has ’50-50′ chance to play in season opener

SIU’s starting guard has ’50-50′ chance to play in season opener

By Sean Carley

November 2, 2016


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

Saluki men's basketball may be without one of its key players when the season begins next week. Coach Barry Hinson said starting point guard Mike Rodriguez has a "50-50" chance of playing Nov. 11 against Wright State. Rodriguez is recovering from a knee injury he re-aggravated two weeks ago. "I...

Former Saluki drafted to NBA Development League

Former Saluki drafted to NBA Development League

By Sean Carley

October 30, 2016


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

SIU basketball's leading scorer last season is one step closer to fulfilling his NBA dreams. Former Saluki guard Anthony Beane was selected with the 26th overall pick to the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League. His draft rights were then traded to the Austin Spurs later in the day, acco...

SIU men’s hoops picked fifth, women’s fourth in MVC preseason poll

SIU men’s hoops picked fifth, women’s fourth in MVC preseason poll

By Sean Carley

October 25, 2016


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

The SIU men's and women's basketball programs are expected to finish in the middle of the pack after coming off bounce-back seasons. Saluki men's basketball was picked to finish fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference while the women's team was picked to finish fourth, according to the conference's...

SIU men’s basketball 2016-17 roster is very guard orientated

SIU men’s basketball 2016-17 roster is very guard orientated

By Jonathon Thompson

October 18, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

The SIU men's basketball team has an abundance of guards on the roster going into the 2016-17 season. Ten out of 15 SIU's roster spots are occupied by point and shooting guards. The team will try to spin this to its advantage by incorporating all of them into the lineup to play a much faster...

SIU men’s basketball picks up first class of 2017 recruit

SIU men’s basketball picks up first class of 2017 recruit

By Jonathan Thompson

October 5, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Even though the upcoming 2016-17 men's basketball season hasn't started, SIU's roster for 2017-18 is growing. Class of 2017 guard Demarius Jacobs announced his commitment to SIU Wednesday on Twitter. In the tweet Jacobs thanked his coaches and family while announcing his commitment. The two-star recruit averaged 1...

SIU men’s basketball picks up transfer from Saint Louis

SIU men’s basketball picks up transfer from Saint Louis

By Sean Carley

August 28, 2016


Filed under SIU Men's Basketball

Saluki men’s basketball has picked up the last player necessary to round out its roster. Junior guard Marcus Bartley will transfer to SIU from Saint Louis, his club team announced on Twitter. Bartley, a 6-foot-4 guard, will redshirt this season while sitting out because of NCAA rules. He has ...

Incoming SIU point guard cleared for full contact practice

Incoming SIU point guard cleared for full contact practice

By Sean Carley

August 26, 2016


Filed under SIU Men's Basketball

One of Saluki men's basketball’s premier recruits is one step closer to beginning his career. Freshman point guard Aaron Cook was cleared for full contact practice Friday, coach Barry Hinson said. Cook, a 6-foot-1 product of Westminster Christian Academy in Missouri, is recovering from a May...

Saluki men’s basketball releases strongest schedule in recent history

Saluki men’s basketball releases strongest schedule in recent history

By Ted Ward

August 24, 2016


Filed under SIU Men's Basketball

The SIU men’s basketball schedule this season includes three road games against Power 5 opponents, facing teams from the Southeastern, Big 10 and Atlantic Coast Conferences. The Salukis will make November trips to face Arkansas (Nov. 14) and Minnesota (Nov. 25), while facing Rick Pitino and th...

SIU men’s basketball to announce schedule today

SIU men’s basketball to announce schedule today

By Ted Ward

August 24, 2016


Filed under SIU Men's Basketball

SIU men’s basketball schedule for the 2016-17 season is nearly finalized. Mike Reis, of Saluki Radio's play by play, will unveil the schedule in a live-video interview with coach Barry Hinson at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. The schedule includes eight non-conference home games and five road games, including three t...

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