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Southern Illinois loses guard Jalen Pendleton to transfer

The list of MVC transfers continues to grow as Southern Illinois announced Tuesday junior guard Jalen Pendleton will leave the program and transfer. Photo: SIU Athletics Pendleton averaged 6.6 points and 1.6 assists per game. After starting during non-conference play, he was moved to the bench for MVC games. “Jalen has been an instrumental part of the rebuilding process during...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois Mascot Runs Over Eager Young Fan

Mascots have it rough: they’re always sweating, the costumes are heavy, and they can’t totally see what’s going on around them. In case you had doubt, the Southern Illinois Salukis mascot (that massive, royal dog of Egypt) proved these assumptions right last night when he charged a little girl looking for a high-five after their game against The Wichita State Shockers. Luckily...
Via COED
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mascot bowls over small child for inadvertent videobomb

Rough day for Grey Dawg #Fail https://t.co/VjWW8yfuqW — Barstool SIU (@BarstoolSIU) February 18, 2015 This not your typical videobomb.  This is Southern Illinois Salukis mascot Grey Dawg running over a small child like he’s Earl Campbell in the background of this on-air segment.  I think the child is looking for a high five, but instead she ends up on the hardwood.  On...
Via Awful Announcing
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois clobbers Missouri State 72-54

Anthony Beane scored 26 points as Southern Illinois picked up its fourth-straight conference win by clobbering Missouri State 72-54 Saturday night. Desmar Jackson had 11 points for the Salukis (10-15, 6-6 Missouri Valley Conference). Jalen Pendleton came off the bench to score eight points and Tyler Smithpeters added seven. The Salukis were 9 of 17 (53 percent) overall from beyond...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

S. Illinois edges Loyola of Chicago 81-76 in OT

Jalen Pendleton had a steal and made two free throws with 6 seconds left in overtime to secure an 81-76 win for Southern Illinois against Loyola of Chicago on Saturday. Anthony Beane's jumper with 23 seconds left broke a tie at 76 before Pendleton's critical steal. Desmar Jackson added a free throw with 1 second left. The Salukis reached OT when freshman Tyler Smithpeters made...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois 81, Loyola 76 OT

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago’s road struggles continued Saturday with an overtime loss at Southern Illinois (8-15, 4-6 MVC), 81-76. The Ramblers (8-14, 3-7) are now 0-10 in true road games this season. With this loss, Loyola drops to a three-way tie for last place in the Missouri Valley with Drake and Evansville. Loyola controlled the first half, taking a lead as large...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Looks for Season’s First Road Win at Southern Illinois

Photo: Fernando Salazar | The Wichita Eagle The road has not been kind to Loyola Chicago (8-13, 3-6 MVC) this season. The Ramblers are 0-9 in true road games and 1-1 on neutral sites. Saturday, they will try to reverse the script at Southern Illinois (7-15, 3-6 MVC). The Salukis are coming off a surprising win against second-place Indiana State. They led the Sycamores essentially...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola-Southern Illinois Jan. 8

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago fell to 1-2 in Missouri Valley play, 6-9 overall, with a 71-67 loss at home to Southern Illinois (5-11, 1-2 MVC) on Wednesday night. The Salukis have had a rough go as of late, both on and off the court. Not only had they lost seven of their last nine games entering Wednesday, but on their return home from Illinois State on Sunday their bus...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois beats Loyola of Chicago 71-67

Desmar Jackson scored a career-high 31 points as Southern Illinois pushed past Loyola of Chicago in the final seconds to win 71-67 on Wednesday night. Southern Illinois (5-11, 1-2 Missouri Valley Conference) trailed 67-65 after a Jeff White layup and two free throws from Christian Thomas put Loyola ahead. The Salukis tied up the score with 58 seconds to play, and Jalen Pendleton...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Eyes Second Straight Victory Against Southern Illinois

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago (6-8, 1-1 MVC) is looking to string together back-to-back wins for the second time this season. The Ramblers are coming off a commanding, 89-57 victory against Missouri State, and they will host the Southern Illinois Salukis (4-11, 0-2 MVC) tonight. The Salukis lost their first two Missouri Valley Conference games of the year to Wichita State...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois tops Ball State 66-58

Jalen Pendleton scored 21 points to lead Southern Illinois to a 66-58 victory over Ball State Saturday. Desmar Jackson also had 19 points for Southern Illinois (3-8). There were 19 lead changes and 11 ties in the game. The Salukis held a slim 38-37 advantage at the break. Jackson hit a 3-pointer to open the second period. Anthony Bean had a layup and free throw to stretch the...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois cruises by Missouri S&T 96-74

Desmar Jackson scored 24 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Southern Illinois cruised over Missouri Science & Technology 96-74 on Thursday night. Southern Illinois (1-3) pulled away in the second half, outscoring Missouri S&T 60-45 after leading by seven at the break. The Salukis got to the basket often, scoring 60 points in the paint compared with 34 for the Miners...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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