The SIU Edwardsville Cougars men's basketball team represents Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the Ohio Valley Conference of NCAA Division I basketball. The Cougars play their home matches at the Sam M. Vadalabene Center located in the SIUE core campus in Edwardsville, Illinois. On March 11, 2019, SIUE announced that coach Jon Harris' contract had not been renewed after a four-year record of 31 wins and 88 loses. Assistant coaches Brian Barone, Charles "Bubba" Wells, and Mike Waldo and Director of Operations Casey Wyllie were all retained, with Barone being named as interim head coach. Former head coach Marty Simmons, one of only three Cougars coaches with a winning record, has expressed an interest in returning.
Sam M. Vadalabene Center