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MVC suspends all competition until March 30

MVC suspends all competition until March 30

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

March 12, 2020

The Missouri Valley Conference is suspending all conference competition, including the MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament this weekend, in an effort to contain the coronavirus according to an announcement Thursday afternoon. 

Saluki WBB falls to Valpo on Senior Day

Saluki WBB falls to Valpo on Senior Day

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

March 7, 2020

Up until the fourth quarter, neither Southern Illinois nor Valparaiso held more than a four point lead, but within the last 10 minutes the Crusaders made a final push to seal the game. Valpo used a buzzer-beater 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter and a 23-14 run in the fourth to take the 69-58 win over the Salukis for their last home game of the season.

Arch Sadness: Salukis fall in heart-breaker to Bradley

Arch Sadness: Salukis fall in heart-breaker to Bradley

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

A three-point conversion play from Bradley was the dagger that ended SIU’s 2019-2020 season. The Salukis held a commanding lead over the Braves coming out of the halftime break, but the offensive efforts from the Peoria team in the final minutes of the game proved to be detrimental to Southern allowing Bradey to steal the lead and take the win, 64-59.

Salukis defeat Loyola with a 17 point win

Salukis defeat Loyola with a 17 point win

By Janae Mosby, Sports Reporter

March 5, 2020

The Salukis ended their two game losing streak this evening with a win against Loyola University. Southern Illinois (16-12 MVC 8-9) took the lead in the first half and Loyola (15-13 MVC 6-11) could close the gap.

Thus ends the regular season: MSU swipes final Valley win from Southern

Thus ends the regular season: MSU swipes final Valley win from Southern

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Editor

February 29, 2020

Regular season play for the SIU Men’s Basketball Team ended this afternoon with a 84-59 loss to Missouri State University. The Bears took the lead early in the first half and held it for the remainder of the game extending it to a margin as large as 30 points. This evening’s matchup was Southern’s third-straight conference loss and the Salukis now sit in the fifth place position in the MVC.

Bradley burns SIU with free throws in final seconds of play

Bradley burns SIU with free throws in final seconds of play

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

A three-point jumper from senior guard Kristen Nelson in the final 30 seconds of play appeared to have rescued Southern Illinois from another heartbreaking loss to Bradley University this evening, but foul trouble in the remaining time allowed the Braves to run away with a 61-57 win over the Salukis. Junior guard Makenzie Silvey was SIU’s top scorer with 16 points. She was followed closely by Nelson and junior forward Abby Brockmeyer, who each tallied 12 points.

Southern’s senior night ends sourly

Southern’s senior night ends sourly

By Janae Mosby, Sports Reporter

February 27, 2020

The senior night celebration for the SIU Men’s Basketball team soured fast this evening as the Salukis trailed the Indiana State University Sycamores entering the second half of play. Indiana State (17-11, 10-7 MVC) took the lead at the end of the first half and Southern (16-14,10-7 MVC) was unable to regain enough momentum to close the gap losing its final home game at Banterra Center, 77-68.

UNI slips through Southern’s fingers in second half stunner

UNI slips through Southern’s fingers in second half stunner

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

It appeared that SIU had slain the Missouri Valley Conference giant that is the University of Northern Iowa this afternoon, but a scoring drought in the second half proved to be detrimental for the Salukis taking away the hopes of an upset. Southern held a 10-point advantage over the number-one seeded Panthers entering the second half, but a 6-2 scoring run quickly cut the lead down in the second period. From there, UNI proceeded to outscore SIU and take the win, 64-52.

Southern snaps losing streak with defeat of Indiana State

Southern snaps losing streak with defeat of Indiana State

By Janae Mosby, Sports Reporter

February 21, 2020

After losing three straight conference games, SIU has regained its confidence with a 60-42 win over the Indiana State Sycamores. The Salukis were led by senior forward Nicole Martin, who notched a near double-double performance, putting up 17 points and grabbing nine rebounds. McCallister pitched in 12 points behind Martin to contribute to the Southern offensive efforts.

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