Saint Leo University men’s basketball was picked to finish second in the Sunshine State Conference (SSC) preseason coaches’ poll.
The Lions finished two votes behind the SSC preseason favorite Barry University, receiving two first-place votes in the poll.
“It’s nice to see the conference coaches picked us to finish second, but we don’t focus on a preseason poll,” Lions’ head coach Vince Alexander said, in a release. “It’s not where we are now, it’s where we want to be in March that matters.”
Last year, the Lions went 19-12 overall (10-6 in the SSC) and made a trip to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament. The Lions open up the 2016-17 season on Nov. 12 against Alabama-Huntsville in the Sunshine State Conference/Gulf South Conference Challenge in Florence, Alabama.