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SIU Finally Wins a Road Game, Beats NIU

December 18th, 2008
DEKALB, Ill. - Southern Illinois picked up its first road win of the season, handily beating Northern In danger of falling three games below .500 for the first time in 10 years, Southern Illinois mustered its best performance of the season Wednesday, coasting to a 73-58 win at Northern Illinois.

"I don't know if I could have taken another loss," said Saluki guard Bryan Mullins, who matched teammate Carlton Fay's game-high 14 points. "I'm not sleeping too much."

MVC Basketball: Weekly Notebook

December 15th, 2008
Missouri Valley Conference

The Valley will wind out the pre-Christmas non-league slate in the next nine days with 21 non-MVC games.  Thirteen of those are at home, where the league is 41-10 this season.   Two games this week are featured on the ESPN family of networks, including Evansville at North Carolina on Thursday (ESPN) and Iowa at Drake (ESPNU) on Saturday.

GameNight: SIU at Nevada

December 14th, 2008
Dec 14 2008 - 6:00pm

Preview & Prediction: By Blake Hofstad

Charlotte 66 - SIU 64

December 6th, 2008

CARBONDALE, Ill. - An'Juan Wilderness was fouled with four seconds remaining and made both ends of a one-and-one to rally Charlotte to a 66-64 win Saturday over Southern Illinois.

SIU Blows Past Saint Louis 64-48

December 3rd, 2008
CARBONDALE, Ill. - After three-straight losses, in which opponents averaged 80 points per game, Southern Illinois head coach Chris Lowery recognized something was amiss with his team. When senior forward Tony Boyle spoke up after last week's loss at Western Kentucky, everything came into focus.

"Tony Boyle told me I was too soft," Lowery said, shortly after his team smothered Saint Louis, 64-48, Tuesday night. "I let some things slip, and that was on me. I needed to get back to coaching how I need to coach, and these kids responded."

GameNight: Duke vs Southern Illinois

November 20th, 2008
Nov 20 2008 - 7:00am


Preview & Prediction: By Fairway Jay

MVC Weekly Notebook

November 17th, 2008
Missouri Valley ConferenceIn recent seasons, the Missouri Valley Conference has had great success at home in non-conference play, and the league is at it again, recording a 7-1 home start in the first week of the season.  In the past four seasons (not counting this year), the league has combined for a 226-33 (.873) mark at home in non-conference play.  The results have translated into 20 post-season bids (including 10 NCAA trips, nine NITs and a CBI entry).

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SIU Signs Three: Barham, Brown, Meyers

November 17th, 2008
Southern IllinoisCARBONDALE, Ill. - Saluki men's basketball head coach Chris Lowery announced his three-man 2008 recruiting class on Monday, which features a point guard, a shooting guard and a power forward.

Kendal Brown (Evansville, Ind./ William Henry Harrison H.S.) is a 5-foot-9 point guard, who averaged 15.4 points, 5.3 assists and 2.6 steals last season. A cousin of head coach Chris Lowery, who plays for Lowery's high school alma mater, he was a first team all-league pick in the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference last season.

SIU Tops UMASS in Quality Early Season Battle

November 12th, 2008

CARBONDALE, Ill. - Despite opening up a 15-point first half lead, the UMass men's basketball team couldn't hold off a charging Southern Illinois Salukis squad, which used a late 12-0 run to turn a two-point deficit into a 10-point advantage on its way to an 80-73 win on Wednesday night. With the loss, the Minutemen have been eliminated from the 2K Sports Classic, falling one win shy of a return trip to Madison Square Garden where last season's memorable NIT run culminated.