Salukis return to a hero's welcome By: Heartland Sports
MARION, Il. -- The Salukis arrived back in Southern Illinois to a hero's welcome Sunday night. The plane touched down shortly after 9pm Sunday at the Williamson County Airport. An estimated 1,000 fans were on hand to welcome the Sweet 16-bound Salukis home.
SIU will face Kansas Thursday evening in the third round of the NCAA basketball tournament. The game will be played in San Jose, California.