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 width=Saluki basketball fans didn't get the kind of result they hoped for in Saturday's game with Wichita State, but there was one encouraging development as SIU Arena hosted a sellout crowd, a reminder of the glory days of recent years under the direction of future Big Ten coaches Bruce Weber and Matt Painter.

Southern Illinois University system President Randy Dunn says the benefits of the basketball program's resurgence under Coach Barry Hinson extend beyond the athletic arena.

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Dunn is also excited about the direction of the Salukis on the gridiron with a new coach taking the helm, who is no stranger to fans...

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The 14-3 Saluki hoopsters (3-1 conference) will be back in action on Tuesday, hosting Illinois State.

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