JSU Basketball Sets For Season Openers

On Monday TV24 Sports got a chance to talk hoops with both Gamecock head coaches as their teams begin the season.

The men and the women will get the year started this week in home exhibition games. The men are looking to bounce back after a 10-21 record last year. They return leading scorer Darion Rackley along with 3 other seniors. However they are mixing the veterans with 7 newcomers. Head coach James Green says he’s been pleased with the chemistry so far.

Last season, the women enjoyed one of the best turnaround seasons in the country, now they looking to build on that momentum. There have been some personnel changes that have been a challenge this offseason. Head coach Rick Pietri says the team’s practices have gone well, but their growth will be in the games.T

he men start tomorrow in an exhibition game against William Carey at 7:00 pm. The women open the preseason on Saturday against Birmingham Southern at 2:00 pm.


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