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The Southern Illinois Sallukis is a basketball team based out of Carbondale, Illinois, which competes in the Missouri Valley Conference, the second-oldest collegiate athletic conference in the United States of America. Do you think you know enough about the Sallukis and their history in the sport of basketball to answer all of the following questions about them correctly? Take the quiz and we’ll find out if you’re right! Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where do the Salukis play?

    • A.

      SIU Arena

    • B.

      Davies Gym

    • C.

      The Student Center

    • D.

      The Rec Center

    Correct Answer
    A. SIU Arena
    Explanation
    The Salukis play at SIU Arena.

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  • 2. 

    Who is the current head coach of the Salukis?

    • A.

      Rich Herrin

    • B.

      Bruce Weber

    • C.

      Chris Lowery

    • D.

      Matt Painter

    Correct Answer
    C. Chris Lowery
    Explanation
    Chris Lowery is the current head coach of the Salukis. This can be inferred from the question which asks for the current head coach. Since the other three options (Rich Herrin, Bruce Weber, and Matt Painter) are not mentioned as being current, it can be concluded that Chris Lowery is the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    ABOUT how many seats are there in SIU Arena?

    • A.

      6,000

    • B.

      8,000

    • C.

      15,000

    • D.

      10,000

    Correct Answer
    D. 10,000
    Explanation
    The SIU Arena has a seating capacity of 10,000.

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  • 4. 

    Who was NOT a key player on the last Sweet Sixteen team?

    • A.

      Jamaal Tatum

    • B.

      Carlton Fay

    • C.

      Tony Young

    • D.

      Randal Falker

    Correct Answer
    B. Carlton Fay
    Explanation
    Carlton Fay was not a key player on the last Sweet Sixteen team.

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  • 5. 

    True or False: The Salukis play in the Ohio Valley Conference.

    • A.

      True.

    • B.

      False.

    Correct Answer
    B. False.
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Salukis do not play in the Ohio Valley Conference.

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  • 6. 

    What town is Saluki great and current radio commentator Greg Starrick from?

    • A.

      Mt. Vernon

    • B.

      Lexington

    • C.

      Herrin

    • D.

      Marion

    Correct Answer
    D. Marion
    Explanation
    Greg Starrick, the current radio commentator, is from Marion.

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  • 7. 

    What year did Rich Herrin become coach?

    • A.

      1983

    • B.

      1989

    • C.

      1985

    • D.

      1984

    Correct Answer
    C. 1985
    Explanation
    Rich Herrin became coach in 1985.

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  • 8. 

    How many years was Rich Herrin the coach?

    • A.

      13

    • B.

      18

    • C.

      11

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    A. 13
    Explanation
    Rich Herrin was the coach for 13 years.

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  • 9. 

    What year did SIU win the NIT?

    • A.

      1966

    • B.

      1967

    • C.

      1964

    • D.

      1977

    Correct Answer
    B. 1967
    Explanation
    SIU won the NIT in 1967. This is evident from the given options where 1967 is the only year mentioned.

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  • 10. 

    How many seasons did Rolan Roberts play for SIU?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    D. 1
    Explanation
    Rolan Roberts played for SIU for only one season.

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  • 11. 

    Shane Hawkins was from which local town?

    • A.

      Pinckneyville

    • B.

      Carbondale

    • C.

      Harrisburg

    • D.

      Carmi

    Correct Answer
    A. Pinckneyville
    Explanation
    Shane Hawkins was from Pinckneyville.

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  • 12. 

    What does Lamar Owen, Tyrone Green, and Kyle Smithpeters all have in common?

    • A.

      They all wore number 5

    • B.

      They all were left handed

    • C.

      They all transferred from SIC

    • D.

      They all played during the same season

    Correct Answer
    C. They all transferred from SIC
    Explanation
    Lamar Owen, Tyrone Green, and Kyle Smithpeters all have in common the fact that they transferred from SIC.

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  • 13. 

    Which former Saluki has not served as an assistant coach at SIU?

    • A.

      Brad Korn

    • B.

      Chris Lowery

    • C.

      Paul Lusk

    • D.

      Kent Williams

    Correct Answer
    D. Kent Williams
    Explanation
    Kent Williams is the correct answer because he is the only former Saluki listed who has not served as an assistant coach at SIU. Brad Korn, Chris Lowery, and Paul Lusk have all served as assistant coaches at SIU at some point.

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  • 14. 

    Who was the Athletic Director when Bruce Weber was hired?

    • A.

      Paul Kowalczyk

    • B.

      Jim Hart

    • C.

      Mario Moccia

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Jim Hart
    Explanation
    Jim Hart was the Athletic Director when Bruce Weber was hired.

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  • 15. 

    Who leads SIU in career scoring?

    • A.

      Charlie Vaughn

    • B.

      Walt Frazier

    • C.

      Kent Williams

    • D.

      Wayne Abrams

    Correct Answer
    A. Charlie Vaughn
    Explanation
    Charlie Vaughn leads SIU in career scoring.

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  • 16. 

    What did the 1999-2000 team accomplish?

    • A.

      20 wins, no post season

    • B.

      A 15-12 record

    • C.

      20-13 and an NIT berth

    • D.

      Below .500 record

    Correct Answer
    C. 20-13 and an NIT berth
    Explanation
    The 1999-2000 team accomplished a record of 20-13 and secured a berth in the NIT (National Invitation Tournament). This means that they won 20 games throughout the season and earned a spot in the post-season NIT tournament. Despite not making it to the NCAA tournament, their performance was good enough to qualify for the NIT, which is considered a significant achievement in college basketball.

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  • 17. 

    Which team did the Salukis NOT play in 2001-2002?

    • A.

      Iowa State

    • B.

      Illinois

    • C.

      Indiana

    • D.

      Nevada

    Correct Answer
    D. Nevada
    Explanation
    In the 2001-2002 season, the Salukis played against Iowa State, Illinois, and Indiana, but they did not play against Nevada.

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  • 18. 

    SIU wore black road uniforms during which season?

    • A.

      2000-01

    • B.

      Never

    • C.

      1998-99

    • D.

      2001-02

    Correct Answer
    A. 2000-01
  • 19. 

    What is currently the flagship station for SIU basketball games?

    • A.

      Magic 95.1

    • B.

      92.7 VZA

    • C.

      97.7 the Bear

    • D.

      103.5 ESPN

    Correct Answer
    B. 92.7 VZA
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 92.7 VZA because it is currently the flagship station for SIU basketball games.

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  • 20. 

    Jermaine Dearman is nicknamed:

    • A.

      The Freak

    • B.

      Insane Jermaine

    • C.

      Big Game Jermaine

    • D.

      J-Dog

    Correct Answer
    C. Big Game Jermaine
    Explanation
    The nickname "Big Game Jermaine" suggests that Jermaine Dearman performs exceptionally well in important or high-pressure situations. This nickname implies that he has a strong ability to rise to the occasion and deliver outstanding performances when it matters the most. It highlights his skill and composure in crucial moments, making him a valuable asset in competitive situations.

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  • 21. 

    Which player did NOT wear the number 23?

    • A.

      Monte Jenkins

    • B.

      Jermaine Dearman

    • C.

      Jamaal Foster

    • D.

      Josh Warren

    Correct Answer
    D. Josh Warren
    Explanation
    Among the given options, Josh Warren is the player who did NOT wear the number 23.

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  • 22. 

    How many times did Darren Brooks win the MVC Player of the Year award?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      0

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    Darren Brooks won the MVC Player of the Year award twice.

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  • 23. 

    How many years has Rodney Watson been an assistant?

    • A.

      17

    • B.

      24

    • C.

      21

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    C. 21
    Explanation
    Rodney Watson has been an assistant for 21 years.

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  • 24. 

    Who was never the MVC Defensive Player of the Year?

    • A.

      Bryan Mullins

    • B.

      Tony Young

    • C.

      Darren Brooks

    • D.

      Randal Falker

    Correct Answer
    B. Tony Young
    Explanation
    Tony Young was never the MVC Defensive Player of the Year. This implies that the other three options, Bryan Mullins, Darren Brooks, and Randal Falker, have all been the MVC Defensive Player of the Year at some point.

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  • 25. 

    How many straight NCAA Tournaments did SIU make during the 90s?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    SIU made three straight NCAA Tournaments during the 90s. This means that for three consecutive years in the 90s, SIU qualified and participated in the NCAA Tournament.

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