Posted: Nov 05, 2001
November 5, 2001|
With a large group of Bradley Braves fans waiting to cheer on their team, the SIUE men's basketball team just will be looking for the right combinations.
Coach Jack Margenthaler said he isn't going into Saturday's 3:15 p.m. exhibition game with a set lineup. He expects to play numerous combinations.
"We want to find the five guys who look the best together," Margenthaler said. He expects to play 10 players in the game by substituting two and three players at a time.
Health concerns will be prominent for both teams. Margenthaler said both clubs are waiting for players to return from injury. He also expects Bradley to highlight their young talent.
"Bradley is talented in the fact they have some great guards, and they have some size," he said.
SIUE returns four starters from last season's 7-19 finish and are led by 6-foot-10-inch senior Marty Perry (Jacksonville). The forward averaged 16.3 points per game last season.
The Cougars have had an influx of new players. SIUE has eight newcomers on the 2001-2002 roster.