Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Southern Illinois Salukis

Head Coach: Barry Hinson

Team Mascot: Saluki

Year Opened: 1964

Capacity: 8339

City / State: Carbondale / Illinois

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Saint Louis Billikens

Rival Team: Saint Louis Billikens

Southern Illinois and Saint Louis have an intense non-conference rivalry that takes place every year. The matchups between these two are a can’t miss for anyone in Southern Illinois or the St. Louis area. as there are lots bragging rights on the line between these two regional rivals. If you can only see one Billikens non-conference game, then this is the one to see.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Murray State Racers

Rival Team: Murray State Racers

Carbondale, Illinois and Murray, Kentucky are separated by only 115 miles and as a result, there is a lot of regional pride on the line when the Salukis and Racers square off. Both schools have impressive histories on the court having made a combined 25 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournaments making this matchup all that much better. If you want to witness a fantastic non-conference matchup in Carbondale, then get tickets when the Racers come to town.

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Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Southern Illinois Salukis

Head Coach: Barry Hinson

Team Mascot: Saluki

Year Opened: 1964

Capacity: 8339

City / State: Carbondale / Illinois

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