SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Drury Men’s Basketball was voted preseason favorites for the GLVC West Division Thursday behind 67 points and 11 first-place votes.
The Panthers are coming off a 20-9 season, 13-7 in the conference.
Head Coach Steve Hesser is entering his 17th year at the Drury helm.
Hesser will look to leadership from first-team selection senior Conley Garrison who also earned a spot on the All-Defensive team.
Drury will also look for more growth from sophomore Malek Davis who was an All-Freshman pick last season.
Southwest Baptist, meanwhile, was voted to finish third in the West Division behind 47 points and a single first-place vote.
Here is a look at the full poll across the GLVC:
|Rank/School||Points (1st-place votes)||Rank/School||Points (1st)||Rank/School||Points (1st)|
|1. Southern Indiana||70 (14)||1. Missouri-St. Louis||67 (12)||1. Drury||67 (11)|
|2. Indianapolis||40||2. Truman State||56 (2)||2. Rockhurst||55 (3)|
|3. Illinois Springfield||38||3. Lindenwood||44 (1)||3. Southwest Baptist||47 (1)|
|4. McKendree||37 (1)||4. Maryville||33||4. William Jewell||30|
|5. Lewis||35||5. Quincy||20||5. Missouri S&T||21|