SIU basketball coach goes off on epic rant after loss

SIU basketball coach goes off on epic rant after loss
December 18, 2013, 9:15 am
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Tony Andracki

Barry Hinson is mad and he wants everybody to know it.

The Southern Illinois basketball coach went off on an epic rant Tuesday night, calling his team "soft" and a "bunch of mama's boys" after a 73-65 loss to Murray State.

It was the fourth loss in a row for the Salukis, who fell to 2-8 on the season.

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When a reporter asked about starting guard Marcus Fillyaw, Hinson didn't hold back, correcting the scribe's critique of Fillyaw having an "off game" to saying the young guard was "absolutely awful. That's about as PG-rated as I can say it."

But it didn't stop there.

"Our three starting guards had one assist and seven turnovers. They must think it's a tax credit. It's unbelievable how our starting guards played," said during the five-minute rant Tuesday night.

"And let's talk about our big guys. Two for 11. How do you go 2-for-11? My wife! My wife can score more than two buckets on 11 shots, because I know my wife will at least shot-fake one time. But those guys aren't listening."

Hinson compared coaching the young SIU team to house-training a puppy and joked there was Navy Seal Team 6 sniper in the gym because his players kept falling down for no reason.

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He even gets in the holiday spirit, saying his team must have been giving the Murray State players the ball as part of a Christmas gift.

The best part may be at 2:15, when Hinson pauses during the middle of a rant to politely say "bless you" to somebody in the room who sneezed.

Check out the entire postgame press conference in WPSD's video.

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