SIU has not advanced to the conference tournament semifinals since 1996-97.
Four All-MVC honors is tied for the second-most in a single season in SIU history.
Tipoff is set for 2:05 p.m. at SIU Arena.
At plus-12 wins, the Salukis have now recorded the largest turnaround in school history.
For just $25, fans can receive four general admission tickets to all three SIU women's basketball games over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Photos from Senior Day vs. Illinois State; March 7, 2015
Photos from the SIU-Bradley women's basketball game on Salukis Go Pink Day on Feb. 1, 2015.
Photos from SIU's exhibition contest vs. Quincy, 11.7.14
2014-15 SIU Women's Basketball Team
WBB vs. Austin Peay, 11.12.13
2014-15 (Senior Season)
Played in five games...Ended her career with 65 games played and 32 starts, scoring 318 points (4.9/game) and hauling in 323 rebounds (5.0/game) during her time at SIU.
2013-14 (Junior Season)
Played in three games, averaging 4.0 points and 3.0 rebounds.
2012-13 (Sophomore Season)
Played in 27 games, making six starts • averaged 3.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per game • scored a season-high 11 points on three occasions • recorded a season-high 10 rebounds at Loyola Chicago (Nov. 17) • also recorded 25 steals and 13 assists.
2011-12 (Freshman Season)
Played in all 30 games, making 26 starts • earned MVC All-Freshman Team honors • led the team and ranked seventh in the MVC in rebounding with an average of 7.3 rebounds per game • ranked third on the team in scoring at 6.3 points per game • had her best game of the season against Northern Iowa (Jan. 7) with career highs of 18 points and 16 rebounds • led the team with four double-doubles and five double-digit rebound games • ranked third on the team with 29 steals • ranked second on the team with 19 blocks • ranked third on the team with a field goal percentage of .448.
Knoxville West High School
Scored 1,513 career points, pulled down 930 career rebounds and recorded 176 career steals • named All-District all four years and All-Knoxville Interscholastic League three times • helped the Lady Rebels to a 31-3 record with District, Region, and Sectional Championships for the program's first-ever state tournament berth during her senior season.
Full name is Alexus JaNeice Patterson • major is early childhood education • daughter of Tyrone and Tonya Patterson • has one brother and one sister • born Aug. 7, 1993.