|Item ID||Egyptian19590605basketball.tif |
|Author||Daily Egyptian |
|Description||Under the hand of former pro star Harry Gallatin, the Salukis cagers ran to their best season in 10 years as they won 17 while losing 10. |
|Original Publication Source||Daily Egyptian |
|Date||1959 June 5 |
|Digital File Format||.TIF (Tagged Image Format) |
|Digital File Publisher||Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale |
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|Collection||Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) |
|Transcript||BASKETBALL. — Under the hand of former pro star Harry Gallatin, the Salukis cagers ran to their best season in 10 years as they won 17 while losing 10. |
Playing "go-go" type basketball, the dogs won nine at home while losing only one. Four times during the season they scored over 100 points.
A new star as uncovered in the person of Charlie Vaughn, who averaged over 23 points per
game during the season as he broke the varsity mark for most points in one season. Seymour Bryson, picked as most valuable by his teammates, poured over 500 points through the nets as he
led the way to many victories. Bryson also set an all-time career scoring mark during the season.
A pair of last-moving guards. Dick Ruggles and Jim Gualdoni, gave jammed houses just what they wanted to see most of the time as again and again they executed fast-breaks with the poise of pros.
SIU climaxed the season by taking part in the college division of the NCAA tourney at Evansville. Losing only Seymour Bryson by graduation, most fans are looking toward next year with much anticipation.