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November 17, 2017

MU Men's Basketball: The Competitive Season Tips Off

Kaity Collins 

The men’s basketball team is ready to show their Spartan spirit at the beginning of this competitive season. "This will be a fun team to watch," said Gerad Good, head coach.

To kick off the season there was a pre-season exhibition game on Oct. 30 at the University of Southern Indiana. “After these games you get the chance to reevaluate,” Good said. “But it’s always good to compete against new teams.”

The team had its first competitive match at the 8:30 p.m. Elmhurst Invitational Wednesday, November 15. The players are ready to begin competing and show pride in their team: “Things are going really well,” said senior and shooting guard Brody Kirby. “We have a lot of good recruits this year.”

Good agreed. “We’re starting to develop camaraderie and chemistry within the team,” he said. “And I’m really excited about where we’re at right now.”

With many invitationals and games in the future as well as the Conference beginning Monday, November 27, the players are proud of their teamwork and ready to give it their all. “As a senior, I’m the most excited I’ve ever been to play basketball for MU,” Kirby said.

Good is ready for the competition. “The games will measure how we are as a team,” he said. “We hope to have the support of the student body and faculty.”