Freshman center Gene Teague jumps for the ball during a Oct. 31 exhibition game against Henderson State at SIU Arena. Teague, in his first career start, finished with six points and a game-high nine rebounds.
With the first exhibition game, the Salukis are ready to start the regular season.
The SIU men’s and women’s basketball teams met with media members Monday at Stadium Grille to discuss the season ahead.
Men’s basketball head coach Chris Lowery said the key to this season is defense.
“The thing about our program is we want to get back to where we can intimidate defensively and where we can take people out of the stuff that they are trying to do,” Lowery said.