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Missouri State outshoots SIU to snap Dawgs’ win streak

By Thomas Donley, @TdonleyDE

February 20, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

SIU women's basketball had the longest win streak in the Missouri Valley Conference at six games, but it came to an end.The Missouri State Bears (11-13, 8-5) defeated the Salukis (15-10, 8-6) 73-57 Friday at SIU Arena. "We had...

Salukis storm back in second half to pick up road win

By Thomas Donley, @tdonleyDE

February 13, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

The SIU women's basketball team came out flat Friday night at Evansville, but fought back to win its fifth-straight gameWith the 62-53 win, the Salukis (14-9, 7-5) remain in fourth place in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Purpl...

Salukis defeat Braves after slow start

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 1, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

SIU women’s basketball (11-9, 4-5) overcame a sluggish start en route to a 76-59 win over the Bradley Braves (3-17, 2-7) on Sunday at SIU Arena.Bradley jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead before the Salukis found the basket.“W...

Greek challenge increases attendance

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 1, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

SIU Arena will go Greek for a second straight year when both basketball teams host the Greek Challenge for a combined six games this year.The Greek Challenge is a collection of six games, five men’s and one women’s game, where fratern...

Shockers shellack Salukis

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

January 25, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Saluki women’s basketball team was no match for the Wichita State Shockers, falling 80-61.SIU tied the game for 40 seconds in the first half but never led in the game.At halftime, the Shockers led the Salukis 43-29. SI...

Dawgs need more time in loss

By Thomas Donley, @TdonleyDE

January 24, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

SIU women’s basketball (9-8, 2-4) extended its losing streak at Missouri State (7-10, 4-2) to eight years Friday night.The Salukis could not overcome a cold start from the floor in a 61-57 loss.Although SIU made five of its las...

All-American moves up to smaller role

By Thomas Donley, @tdonleyde

January 21, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Weeks of patience are starting to pay off for transfer junior guard Blair Stephenson.The former NJCAA Division II All-American made her first career NCAA start Sunday against Evansville because sophomore starting point guard Ri...

Salukis support breast cancer awareness with Pink Out games

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

January 21, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Both the Saluki men’s and women’s basketball teams are raising money for breast cancer awareness.Fans can bid on jerseys and the highest bidders will be able to pick the name they want on the back of a player’s jersey. ...

Salukis improve from last season

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

January 19, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

SIU women’s basketball has reached the halfway mark of the season and already has four more wins than last season’s total.Through 16 games, the team is 9-7, 2-3 in conference. Last season the Salukis finished 5-25 and 3-15.Alt...

Salukis win, but Napier suffers injury

By Thomas Donley @tdonleyDE, Daily Egyptian

January 16, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

SIU women’s basketball (9-6, 2-2) won its first game in its new white home uniforms Friday night, but it may have lost its starting point guard in the process.Sophomore Rishonda Napier left in the second half of the 65-53 victo...

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