Southern Illinois Salukis Basketball Tickets

Southern Illinois Salukis Basketball tickets

2014 Southern Illinois Salukis Schedule

There is nothing quite like being there when the game is on the line and the Southern Illinois Salukis are digging in, as you'll be in for a heart-pounding matchup absolutely filled to the brim with heart-pounding excitement. The Salukis are back in another promising season in the Missouri Valley, where you can always count on seeing some of the best athletes in the country on a regular basis during league play. As soon as you're there watching the big game alongside all of the rest of the passionate fans, you'll be glad that you're not sitting anywhere else, as college basketball really springs to life when you see it up close and personal – the way it was meant to be seen.

So instead of sitting in your dorm room or trying to catch a glimpse of the game from the bar down the street from your apartment, the better play is to actually keep an eye on the schedule and make sure that you don't miss a second of the action. Watching a big game live is still the only play if you're a college basketball fan looking to get the total experience, and you'll see that this is a sport that is a completely different thing when you see it alongside all of the rest of the riveted fans that pour into the stands at SIU Arena.


The Experience

When the game is on the line and your favorite team is digging in looking to make a clutch bucket that seals a huge rivalry matchup, you'll understand loud and clear what all the buzz around campus is about. True, there are plenty of options for seeing a big game these days, though there is still no substitution for the experience you can get from the stands when two talented teams are going toe-to-toe. College basketball is often considered better than the pros in terms of watchability because it's all team pride with these guys, delivering an unbelievable sports experience that you won't soon forget.


The Team

In the tough Missouri Valley, the Salukis have to go up against plenty of talented programs, including Wichita State, Indiana State, Drake ad others. If you're looking for a top-tier matchup absolutely loaded with some of the best players in the country, you've obviously come to the right place, giving you plenty of reasons to snag a few tickets and get ready to see a big game that you'll be talking about a long time after it's all over thanks to the talent level routinely on display for this program. Come out and see all of the rim-rocking jams, spectacular blocked shots and bench-gripping moments from a completely different level and you'll be kicking yourself for not making it out any sooner.


Southern Illinois Salukis Trivia

Did you know Southern Illinois has made it to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament three different times?

In 1977, 2002 and 2007, the Salukis put it all together for amazing runs through the Missouri Valley, ending in trips to the Big Dance. But instead of being content with just getting into the most famed basketball tournament in the world, they won two games each time, pushing them into the top 16 in the nation in the process and giving fans a sneak peek of what it's like to see big-time winning college basketball.


Southern Illinois Salukis History

Between 2002 and 2007 the Salukis had six consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, an amazing streak for any team. The "Dawg Pound," as the locals call SIU Arena, will be the venue for the Salukis home games, providing the perfect backdrop for an intense game loaded with explosive playmakers who can do it all once they hit the hardwood. Once you're there alongside thousands of your fellow fans for all the crucial moments of a big game, you'll be glad that you're not wasting away in the library pretending that you're studying your notes for your European Lit final. This is a team that has a long history of being major factors in the Missouri Valley Conference, and that's not something likely to change any time in the near future.


The Fans

One thing becomes abundantly clear if you make it out to a clutch Salukis home game: these fans certainly know how to show their passion and intensity. Every time the Salukis take to the floor, they have plenty of excitable fans at their backs, making it always a good idea to put down the remote and head out to get right into the thick of the action. This is an amazing college basketball atmosphere that you will want to experience for yourself, as there is something special about being there with all of your fellow fans during all the crucial moments of a big game, and you'll never look at college basketball the same way ever again.

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Dec 22, 2014 7:05 PM
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