CARBONDALE, Illinois – Southern Illinois Head Coach Bryan Mullins on Monday announced updates to its program’s 2022-23 schedule as well as future schedules with the addition of home series with Oklahoma State, Saint Louis and Southern Indiana.
“With the addition of two more Valley games, this year’s schedule is one of the toughest in a long time,” Mullins said. “Having multiple non-conference Quad One opportunities was important to us and something that is not easy to achieve.”
Mullins continued, “Oklahoma State and Saint Louis’ return to the Banterra Center next year will produce the best home schedule in 15 years. Having a Power Five program at Carbondale is something I wish for our fans and this community since I’ve been here. It’s extremely rare in the college landscape now to have this type of home game.
The two-on-one series with Oklahoma State will begin this season as the Salukis travel to the historic Gallagher-Iba Arena for a game against the Cowboys on November 10. With the agreement, Oklahoma State will play at Banterra Center in the 2023-24 season. season.
The game in Carbondale will mark the first Power Five opponent Southern Illinois has hosted since the 2007-08 season, when Oklahoma State traveled to the SIU during the NIT. During the same season, Indiana also played one regular season game at the SIU outside of the conference.
Oklahoma State will host the Salukis again in the 2024-25 season to complete the deal.
A matchup with Saint Louis on the road this season will return in 2023-24 as the Billikens are set to travel to Carbondale for the first time since the 2018-19 season.
Southern Indiana also agreed to a two-for-one deal with SIU. The Screaming Eagles will host Southern Illinois on Nov. 13. In return, USI will play games at Carbondale during the 2023-24 and 2024-25 seasons.
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Nov. 7 – vs. Little Rock
November 10 – at Oklahoma State
November 13 – in southern Indiana
Nov. 17 – vs. Tennessee State (Banterra Center – SoCal Challenge)
November 21 – vs. UNLV (San Juan Capistrano, CA – SoCal Challenge)
November 23 – vs. Minnesota or Cal Baptist (San Juan Capistrano, CA – SoCal Challenge)
November 30 – at Evansville
December 3 – in Saint Louis
Dec. 7 – vs. Indiana State
Dec. 10 – vs. Alcorn State
Dec. 13 – vs. Lincoln University (Mo.)
Dec. 16 – vs. Chicago State
December 21 – at SEMO
December 29 – at Murray State
January 1 – against Belmont
January 4 – against Drake
January 7 – in northern Iowa
January 11 – in the state of Indiana
Jan. 14 – vs. Illinois State
January 17 – against Evansville
January 21 – in the state of Missouri
Jan. 24 – vs. Murray State
January 29 – in the State of Illinois
February 1 – at Bradley
Feb. 5 – vs. Missouri State
February 8 – vs. UIC
February 11 – to Drake
February 14 – in Valparaiso
February 19 – against Bradley
Feb. 22 – vs. Northern Iowa
February 26 – at UIC
March 2-5 – MVC Championship (St. Louis, Missouri)
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