The Salukis will rely on a new all-conference player to help lift them above conference expectations.
The SIU men's basketball team was picked to finish fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference in a poll conducted by league coaches, media and sports information directors during the annual media day in St. Louis Tuesday.
Along with the No. 4 ranking, SIU also had its senior guard Tony Freeman selected as a part of the six-person preseason all-conference squad. Freeman did not play last season after transferring from Iowa.
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