Morningside was picked fifth in the GPAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

Morningside was tabbed for a fifth place finish in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll released on Oct. 19.

The Mustangs received 48 points from the league’s head coaches.  

Morningside returns eight letter winners, including four starters, from a team that finished 11-18 last year. The Mustangs finished ninth in the GPAC standings with a 7-13 league record.

Morningside will open the 205-16 campaign with a 7 p.m. game against the University of Saint Mary on Thursday, Oct. 27, in Leavenworth, Kan.

Click here for the complete 2015-6 GPAC Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Preseason Poll.