After a year in the weight room, the Salukis are looking for a strong start to the basketball season.
SIU hopes it will start its season when it hosts Henderson State at 3:05 p.m. Saturday at SIU Arena in an exhibition game.
Head coach Chris Lowery said the main concern for the team during the offseason was bulking up.
"We were not physically able to deal with our league, our non-conference schedule and it caught up with us at the end," Lowery said. "Our focus was on getting bigger, faster, stronger - and I think our guys did that."
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