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Salukis face familiar opponent on Saturday

By Sean Carley, @SCarleyDE

December 10, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball may be feeling a bit of deja vu this weekend as it plays North Texas for the second time in eight days.The rematch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at SIU Arena. The Salukis won last Saturday 95-63.SIU played an...

High-octane defense generating turnovers for Salukis

By Sean Carley, @SCarleyDE

December 9, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Opposing teams may refer to SIU men's basketball as the Grinch that stole the ball this season.The Dawgs have created 171 turnovers — the most in the Missouri Valley Conference. It also ranks 27th of 351 teams in the country....

Offensive outburst lead Salukis past Mean Green

By Sean Carley, @SCarleyDE

December 5, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

The SIU men's basketball team is off to its best start since 2001 as they beat North Texas (2-7) 95-63 to improve to an 8-1 record.SIU led for all but 21 seconds, and the 32 point margin of victory is the 8th best margin of victor...

Men’s basketball handed first lost of the year by UTEP

By Sean Carley, @SCarleyDE

November 27, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Junior forward Sean O'Brien's career-high 25 points weren't enough for the Salukis to top the University of Texas-El Paso who gave SIU its first loss of the season with a final score of 71-66.The game was the first of SIU's...

ESPN deal opens up doors for athletes and families

By Ted Ward, @Ted Ward_DE

November 17, 2015

Filed under Sports

With NCAA basketball and volleyball in full swing, the deal between the Missouri Valley Conference and ESPN 3 is also in effect.The deal, announced in July, agrees to broadcast court sports — volleyball and basketball — and ...

SIU heats up after half time to win season opener

By Aaron Graff, @Aarongraff_DE

November 13, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Saluki men's basketball was 0-14 when trailing at half last season, but is 1-0 in that category so far this season.Southern Illinois (1-0) tipped off the season at home with a 77-75 win against the Air Force Falcons (0-1). "[Bas...

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