Southern Miss basketball excited for exhibition opener

Southern Miss basketball excited for exhibition opener

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Southern Miss basketball tips off their season against Mississippi College in an exhibition game and the team expects to look completely different Thursday night.

"I think this type of offense gives us a lot of space and we're going to have different players coming out and showing their abilities on the court each night," said guard/forward Matt Bingaya.

The Golden Eagles hosted media day at Reed Green Coliseum this afternoon and returning players like Bingaya and senior Chip Armelin, are expected to be huge contributors to a USM team that's made two NIT appearances in consecutive seasons.

"I can see Thursday night's game, no matter who we were playing, be a game that probably, it's going to be a totally different team than what I've been watching in practice," said head coach Doc Sadler. "If they're normal, they're going to try and get out and do things that they haven't done in practice because of the excitement and the energy."

Tip-off against the Choctaws is set for 7 p.m.