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To say the SIU men's basketball team faces a challenging non-conference schedule might be an understatement.

The Salukis released the schedule Thursday and the season opener is a doozy.

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The SIU men's basketball team not only had a successful season on the court with 20 wins, it also got the job done in the classroom.

The Salukis were among a small number of Division I programs to earn the Team Academic Excellence Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Missouri Valley Conference basketball coaches are getting ready for the upcoming basketball season.

The coaches provided an update on their preparations during a conference call Tuesday.

The SIU men's basketball team Wednesday released its non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2016-17 season.

The challenging slate features road games against power five conference schools Louisville, Arkansas and Minnesota, as well as a visit to UNLV.

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SIU Men’s Basketball Head Coach Barry Hinson says he was surprised to learn two more of his players will transfer to other schools next year.