SOSU hoops ready to open with UTSA

DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern will get its first action of the 2015-16 men's basketball season when it travels to San Antonio, Texas for an exhibition contest against Texas-San Antonio at 7 p.m. on Nov. 5.

The team is coming off a 15-14 season which ended in a first round loss at the Great American Conference tournament against Arkansas Tech and will be looking to replace a pair of all conference performers in Taylor Smaller and Darius Harris.

Sami Bzai is the team's leading returning scorer after putting up 12.0 ppg last season, including shooting 45.0 percent from three point range.

The Storm will be looking to channel its last performance against a Division I opponent, a 69-66 win over Tulsa last season

SE returns one starter and seven letter winners from last year's squad and enter the season picked to finish eighth in the GAC Preseason Poll.

Southeastern does return key players who recorded starts and made significant contributions throughout the season.

Antonio Worthy was the team leader in blocked shots with 47 on the year while adding 6.6 ppg and 5.9 rpg in 17 minutes per contest, while Anton Cook averaged 16.5 minutes on the floor and put up 5.8 ppg and 2.0 rpg.

Tyler Lonzie, Quinton Threadgill and Kyle Roberts all made starts over the 2014-15 season and will be returning this year.

Last season's group average 73.6 ppg while shooting 46.5 percent from the floor and 38.7 percent from three-point range.

SE faced UTSA last season in an exhibition contest and fell 101-80, with Darius Harris turning in 21 points in that contest, while returners Threadgill and Cook had 11 and 10, respectively.

The Roadrunners finished last season at 14-16 with an 8-10 mark in Conference USA play, and return two starters and eight letter winners from last season's group.