Game #8-038: Saint Louis Billikens at Southern Illinois SalukisNovember 15, 2011 8:05 pmThe SIU ArenaBBState Stats/RecapThe ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned... I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.
The last rays of daylight coming through the gray sky guided our way back over the Mississippi River and into Illinois. After a quick jaunt to Memphis for an early tip-off, my friend Drew and I were back on our turf headed for a familiar haunt: SIU Arena in Carbondale.
Drew is a recent SIU grad, and his love of Southern Illinois basketball only helped to strengthen what was an already rooted interest in the Saluki program. Of course, this is a program that has gone through a near-precipitous drop in stature after spending the better part of the last two decades as an almost-perennial Sweet 16 participant. Drew and I have discussed this in great detail in the past, and renew...