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MEN’S BASKETBALL
ST. PAUL, Minn. – A day after the Minnesota Morris women’s basketball team found out their preseason standing, the Cougar men’s basketball team received their Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll announcement Thursday and they are slated to finish fourth.

2018-19 UMAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. Bethany Lutheran – 62 points (7 first place votes)
2. St. Scholastica – 56 points (1)
3. Northwestern – 50 points (1)
4. Minnesota Morris – 42 points
5. Crown – 37 points
6. Wisconsin-Superior – 29 points
7. Northland – 20 points
8. Martin Luther – 16 points
9. North Central – 12 points

Head Coach: Paul Grove | 17th season

2017-18 Season
9-7 UMAC, 12-15 | T-4th |
Postseason: defeated Crown in first round, lost to Bethany in UMAC semis

Top Returners
Noah Grove, Sr, F | 2018 All-UMAC Second Team | 19.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.3 apg |
Jeffrey Halvorson, Sr, F | 8.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.2 blocks/game |
Trey Heinsuis, Sr, F | 2018 All-UMAC Defensive Team | 6.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.1 steals/game |

Need to Know
Cougars led the conference in free throw percentage a year ago and were second in blocked shots.

 

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