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2019 Schedule
9-9, 8th in MVC
Southern Illinois cuts deficit to single digits (0:18)
Williams and Caruthers hook up for alley-oop (0:12)
McGill goes up high to throw down putback slam (0:16)
Johnson puts up one-handed slam (0:28)
Spalding uses nice bounce pass to set up King (0:25)
Spalding goes coast-to-coast for huge slam (0:48)

No surprises: Shockers to dominate

New-look Wichita State is still the favorite in the Missouri Valley. Eamonn Brennan says Kansas transfer Conner Frankamp and sophomore Markis McDuffie will step up. Conference races (Insider)

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Spoke to Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson -- who told ESPN that Bola Olaniyan, who will head to Alabama as a grad transfer, has been released with official transcript and cleared from registrar and bursar. Olaniyan averaged 7.8 points and 8.8 boards last season for Salukis.

Missouri Valley tourney bracket is set

Wichita State (No. 40 RPI, 1-5 vs. top 50) may need a good showing in the Missouri Valley conference tournament to feel comfortable on Selection Sunday. See the bracket


Superheros make an appearance at Drake

It's Superhero Day at Drake University and plenty of famous folks were in the building.

Superhero Day at Drake University, the Bulldogs are down by 1 with 7:34 left in the game. (0:25)
Guard posterizes defender with huge slam (0:12)

Wichita State reaches MVC semis

Tekele Cotton scored nine straight points during a 17-3 run for Wichita State to help the 8th-ranked Shockers pull away from Southern Illinois in the MVC tournament.


Final: Wichita St 56, So. Illinois 45

Fred VanVleet led all scorers with 13 points as No. 8 Wichita State cruised passed Southern Illinois in the Missouri Valley Conference quarterfinals. The Shockers have won 9 straight. MVC bracket

Highlight: Wichita St 84, So. Illinois 62

The Shockers scored their most points since November 23 as Shaquille Morris had a season-high 17 points off the bench.


Unbeaten Wichita St. dominates MVC awards

Wichita State was just about as dominant in the Missouri Valley's postseason awards Thursday as the unbeaten Shockers were in running roughshod through the league schedule.

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College basketball: State of the state

Illinois college basketball has seen some dark years in the last decade.The state didn’t place a single team in the NCAA tournament in three of the last six seasons.

1850dEamonn Brennan

Southern Illinois loves Barry Hinson

It’s been a week now, or almost a week, since Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson entered the all-time viral-coach-rant Hall of Fame. Hinson now exists alongside Denny Green and Jim Mora and many others, and he deserved commendation for bringing his own flavor -- slow-burn exasperation that morphed into wild-eyed disbelief -- to the table.

1854dSteve Wulf

Wulf: Turning the tables on Barry Hinson

SIU coach Barry Hinson has apologized for mentioning his players by name in his rant. But how would he feel if his boss said the same thing about him, Steve Wulf asks.

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1855dAndy Katz

AD backs SIU coach after tirade goes viral

Southern Illinois AD Mario Moccia backed coach Barry Hinson after a post-game tirade that went viral after Tuesday night's loss to Murray State, but said he spoke with Hinson on Wednesday about specifically calling out players in a public forum.

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Video: SIU coach rips players after loss

Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson rips into his players after a 73-65 loss to Murray State and calls his team "uncoachable."For more on the story, including how Hinson regretted the rant and how the SIU AD backed his coach, click here.

Team Stats

Points Per Game68.4
Rebounds Per Game34.3
Assists Per Game14.8
Points Allowed67.792nd

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Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record6-10
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances10