Islander men picked 8th, women 4th in preseason hoop polls

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Posted at 6:21 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 20:07:30-04

FRISCO, Texas — College basketball season has arrived and today the Southland conference released its preseason polls.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s team checks in at eighth in the 13-team league, in the poll voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information departments.

New Orleans is a strong favorite to win the conference with 13 first-place votes and 270 points. San Houston State is second with 251 points and seven first-place votes.

The Islanders start the season against Louisiana Tech on Nov. 6.

Meanwhile, the Islander women have been chosen fourth in the preseason poll with 229 points and one first-place vote. Abilene Christian with 273 points and 14 first-place votes leads the poll with No. 2 Stephen F. Austin behind them with 255 points and nine first-place votes.

The women open their season on Nov. 1 against St. Edwards