CARBONDALE — It was pretty apparent from the opening tip that Southern Illinois University’s priority against Jackson State was to pound the ball inside.
CARBONDALE – Strange as it seems in a 87-68 loss, there were times SIU’s offense was fairly effective against Wichita State.
CARBONDALE — If Missouri State had been playing a backyard game of H-O-R-S-E in the first half Saturday night, one would have been impressed with their marksmanship.
CARBONDALE – The pattern became familiar in the first half of SIU’s 71-59 win over Bradley.
CARBONDALE – When Anthony Beane picked up his second foul just three minutes into Wednesday’s 79-66 win over Indiana State, Saluki fans had to wonder how the team was going to score.
1 – SIU Edwardsville and the Salukis have played eight times, this is the first win for SIUE.
CARBONDALE – Kent Williams is used to being in pressure situations.
CARBONDALE – The bottom line looks great – Southern Illinois University upped its record to 7-1 with a 74-50 win over Southeast Missouri State. It’s best start for the program since 2006.
CARBONDALE – Anthony Beane had 30 points, Sean O’Brien had nine rebounds, and Tyler Smithpeters chipped in 11 points, but Southern Illinois University’s bench was critical in the Salukis’ 97-88 win over Oakland.
5 – With the win over Oakland, SIU is 5-0 for the first time since 2003.