The Cougars have officially ended their season after taking a loss against Belmont in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Championships.
Men’s basketball is competing in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament after having the most OVC wins since their 2014-2015 season. While the women’s team didn’t make the OVC, they’re preparing for their next season.
Competition for the SIUE Cougars continued over winter break, as the women’s basketball season picked up and wrestling’s began. Meanwhile, the men’s basketball season has stalled due to postponements.
The men’s basketball team opened their season with a definitive performance against the Fontbonne University Griffins on Tuesday night. Sophomore guard Cam Williams scored the first basket 17 seconds into the game and the Cougars didn’t give up the lead once on the way to their 104-57 win.
During their off seasons, both basketball teams have been focusing not only on get into shaping for games, but also on giving back to the community that supports them.
After working as an assistant coach at SIUE for two years, Brian Barone has been named Interim head coach for the men’s basketball team, following Jon Harris, whose contract was not renewed after four seasons.
Athletics has decided not to renew men’s basketball Head Coach Jon Harris’ contract, which expired at the end of this season. In four years as head coach, Harris led the team to a 31-88 (.261) overall and a 15-53 (.221) conference record.
With SIUE approaching the middle of the spring semester, some spring sports are just starting and some are nearing an end. Here’s where each sport stands.
Despite a rough loss against Jacksonville State University, men’s basketball will move on to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. SIUE went 1-1 over the weekend, going 97-72 with Jacksonville State University and 76-68 over Tennessee Tech.
Men’s basketball improved three places in the Ohio Valley Conference after pulling off two impressive wins this weekend. They soared past Morehead State University 83-76 Thursday, Jan. 31, overcoming a 16-point deficit to do so, then beat out Eastern Kentucky University 88-82 in double overt…
Despite senior guard David McFarland’s career-high 24 points against the Southern Illinois University Salukis, men’s basketball fell behind by 21 points to end the game 82-61 Saturday in the Vadalabene Center.
Men’s basketball defeated University of the Incarnate Word with a final score of 80-68 at home Sunday afternoon, earning their first win of the official season and improving their record to 1-3.
The SIUE men’s basketball team has acquired Hall of Famer and former Edwardsville High School Head Coach Mike Waldo as an assistant coach, according to men’s basketball Head Coach Jon Harris.
Wednesday night marked the end of two SIUE seniors’ collegiate basketball careers, as men’s basketball lost to Tennessee Tech University 60-51.
After a 6-9 start to the season, SIUE men’s basketball lost to the Belmont University Bruins, but came together to defeat Tennessee State University two days later.
Following a year filled with success in several programs, SIUE Athletics placed in the top 100 of the Learfield Director’s Cup final standings.
As a long-time Division I men's basketball coach once told me, February is the halfway pole in the race for the Final Four.So as the teams with March Madness aspirations continue to jockey for position, let's look back at the first two-plus months of the season, and look ahead to what might …
Two first-half deficits proved too difficult for the men’s basketball team to overcome this past week. First, the Cougars fell to the Tennessee State Tigers Jan. 25, after a 76-56 rout in the Vadalabene Center. Next, the Cougars traveled to Charleston, and suffered another double-digit 75-60…
After transferring from the College of Charleston and sitting out for a redshirt year due to NCAA transfer rules, junior center Glen Pierre is ready to step foot on the basketball court for the first time as an SIUE Cougar.
The men’s basketball team took on the Austin Peay State University Governors Thursday, Feb. 25 in the Vadalabene Center. The Cougars fell to the Governors on Jan. 21 after APSU hit a three-pointer with 0.3 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime. The Governors would outscore the Couga…
After picking up its second consecutive road win against the Southeastern Missouri University Redhawks, SIUE was knocked out of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament after suffering a 68-51 to Murray State University on Saturday, Feb. 20.
Men’s basketball lost a close game to the Murray State University Racers on Thursday, Feb. 11 in the Vadalabene Center. Despite shooting a season-high 55.1 percent from the field, the Cougars fell to a 7-5 MSU team.
Burak Eslik, a junior guard for the men’s basketball team, is playing his first season in an SIUE uniform. Eslik is pursuing a major in interpersonal communication while starting all 20 games for the Cougars.
The men’s basketball team hosted the University of Tennessee at Martin Skyhawks on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Vadalabene Center. The 79-62 loss dropped the Cougars to 4-18 for the season and 1-9 in the Ohio Valley Conference.
The men’s basketball team took on Southeast Missouri State University on Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Vadalabene Center. The contest kicked off a four-game homestead for Cougar basketball.
Junior guard Burak Eslik dropped an SIUE Division I record 40 points against the Morehead State University Eagles on Thursday, Jan. 14 in the Vadalabene Center. The Cougars lost in an overtime battle extending the Cougars’ losing streak to seven and dropping their record to 3-13 overall (0-5…
Junior guard Burak Eslik dropped an SIUE Division I record 40 points against the Morehead State University Eagles on Thursday, Jan. 14 in the Vadalabene Center. The Cougars lost in an overtime battle that extended the Cougars’ losing streak to seven, dropping their record to 3-13 overall (0-…
The men’s basketball team squared off against the University of Southern California Trojans Monday, Dec. 21 at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The Cougars lost a 70-51 battle, giving the Trojans their 10th win of the season.
SIUE men’s basketball fell to the University of Wisconsin Green Bay Phoenixes Monday, Nov. 30 at the Vadalabene Center. The series between the teams is now tied at two games each.
The men’s basketball team opened its regular season with a 79-70 win against the Arkansas State University Red Wolves Friday, Nov. 13 at the Vadalabene Center. The opening tip also began Head Coach Jon Harris’ coaching career in his hometown of Edwardsville. The two teams had never met prior…
The men’s basketball team eased through its preseason game against the Fontbonne University Griffins, winning 80-48, in the men’s only exhibition game of their 2015-16 season on Monday, Nov. 9 at the Vadalabene Center.
Jon Harris was named the head coach for the men’s basketball team a little more than two months ago, but has been known around the Edwardsville area for almost two decades.
During the past week, the SIUE athletics department announced six people — five athletes and one coach — it would be welcoming to the program as new Cougars.
On a day where college basketball fans around the nation anxiously watched the 2015 National Championship Game, Cougar faithfuls got their first look at what the future of their men’s basketball program will look like.
The men’s basketball search committee announced the two finalists for the head coach vacancy on Sunday, March 29, after Lennox Forrester’s contract was not renewed following the 2014-15 season.
Honoring its five seniors on Saturday, Feb. 21, the men’s basketball team went above the .500 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference, defeating the University of Tennessee at Martin 76-68, in the Cougars’ last home game.