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Salukis win thriller versus University of Northern Iowa

Salukis win thriller versus University of Northern Iowa

By Zach Kramer, Sports Reporter

January 23, 2020

The Salukis (10-10, 4-3 MVC) got off to a slow start against the University of Northern Iowa, but it was their play for the rest of the game that got a crowd of 4,319 on their feet at Banterra Center. SIU brought the number one team in the MVC down in a hard-fought 68-66 win.

Salukis power past Bulldogs for eighth-straight home win

Salukis power past Bulldogs for eighth-straight home win

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

January 19, 2020

Southern Illinois men’s basketball didn’t disappoint a crowd of 4,337 at Banterra Center during their eighth-straight win on their home floor. The Salukis (9-10, 3-3 MVC) used a big second half scoring run to take down the Drake University Bulldogs 66-49 on Jan. 19.

Gallery: Salukis take Lady Bears down a notch in the MVC with 70-68 win

Gallery: Salukis take Lady Bears down a notch in the MVC with 70-68 win

By Angel Chevrestt, Nicole Tillberg, Photography Staff

January 19, 2020

The Salukis (10-6, 2-3 MVC) took the Lady Bears (14-3, 4-1 MVC) down from their number one spot in the MVC rankings, giving them their first loss in conference play this season.

Women in the sports world: We deserve more respect

Women in the sports world: We deserve more respect

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

Sports is something that is universally enjoyed by people of all kinds. While this rings true, it is a fantasy that sports create equity among the masses.

SIU drops 64-48 matchup at Loyola

SIU drops 64-48 matchup at Loyola

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

January 16, 2020

Loyola pulled away in the second half as Saluki shots weren’t falling during Thursday’s matchup at Chicago. Southern Illinois (8-10, 2-3 MVC) trailed 31-26 at the half after shooting 11-for-27 in the field but only 2-for-12 at the three-point line.

Finding the flow: Women’s basketball adjusts after two home losses

Finding the flow: Women’s basketball adjusts after two home losses

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

January 12, 2020

After losing two very close conference matchups this weekend, Southern Illinois women’s basketball recognizes that cleaning up their execution of plays on the offensive end and sinking free throws would have helped make the difference. 

The one that got away: Salukis lose sight of Drake after a slow fourth quarter

The one that got away: Salukis lose sight of Drake after a slow fourth quarter

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Editor

January 12, 2020

The Salukis battled with no fear in the game against Drake, disregarding preseason polls and previous national rankings.  Despite being ranked fifth in this year’s MVC Preseason Poll, the SIU women’s basketball team took the floor today against the Drake University Bulldogs, who were ranked as the number one team in the poll, with confidence and a chip on their shoulder.

Bradley uses big second half to take down Salukis

Bradley uses big second half to take down Salukis

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

January 11, 2020

Southern Illinois was up by three at the half, but couldn’t hold out against the Bradley Braves in a 67-48 loss at Peoria.

Salukis drop conference home-opener to UNI

Salukis drop conference home-opener to UNI

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

January 10, 2020

SIU was down by just three points with less than a minute remaining after junior guard Makenzie Silvey drained a 3-pointer and hit a layup. 

SIU earns second home win in a row over Valparaiso

SIU earns second home win in a row over Valparaiso

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

January 7, 2020

The Southern Illinois men’s basketball team sealed their second consecutive Missouri Valley Conference and home game victory in a row, 63-50 over the Valparaiso University Crusaders on Tuesday. The Salukis (8-8, 2-1 MVC) improve their home record to 7-2 following Saturday’s 67-55 win over Illinois State. 

A sour Sunday: Salukis suffer loss to Loyola

A sour Sunday: Salukis suffer loss to Loyola

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Editor

January 5, 2020

The Salukis closed their conference-opening road trip on a rather sour note with a 51-49 loss to the Loyola University Ramblers. This afternoon’s match up proved to be a tough one in shooting and free throws for Southern as they went 4-11 from the charity stripe at 36.4% and 20-53 from the field at 37.7%. All but three of the Salukis were held to five-point and under scoring and only two of the three reached double digits.

Salukis earn first MVC win over ISU

Salukis earn first MVC win over ISU

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

January 4, 2020

The Salukis found their first win in Missouri Valley Conference play with a 67-55 victory over the Illinois State University Redbirds on Saturday at Banterra Center. The Salukis (7-8, 1-1 MVC) have won three of their past four games, and improve their home record to 6-1.

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