Drury Men’s Basketball returns home for Friday’s home opener against St. Mary.
Steve Hesser’s Panthers opened the season in California last weekend but went 0-3 in the CCA Tournament. The three losses came by a total of eight points.
This season Drury returned 14 lettermen, including all five starters from last year’s 21-win team. The Panthers say tough battles in practice will help the team down the road.
“It doesn’t vary much from the highest-skilled player to the lowest-skilled player,” sophomore guard Conley Garrison said. “Coach Hesser is going to be on you if you don’t [bring it every day]. He’s going to tell you the truth, and you’ve gotta play really hard.”
Friday’s game against St. Mary at O’Reilly Family Event Center will tip off at 7 p.m.