Portsmouth, Ohio – Shawnee State men's basketball team begins the season on Friday, October 28th when they host Miami-Middletown.
The Bears finished last season 15-15, and 8-8 in the Mid-South Conference, good for a tie for fourth place. SSU were defeated by Campbellsville 74-70 in the first round of the conference tournament to end the year.
Miami-Middletown went 22-9 last season and were the champions of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference. They defeated Miami-Hamilton 91-83 in overtime in the ORCC championship game.
Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year Jeff Hamilton enters his 15th season at the helm of the Shawnee State program, and will lead a youth movement this season. Shawnee State graduated seven players off of last year's team, including all five starters.
The Bears will rely heavily on both returners and newcomers this season. Returners J Murrell, Fred Moore, and Jacob Daniels (SR/Peebles, Ohio) are all expected to contribute heavily this season. Portsmouth native Jayllen Carter (JR/Portsmouth, Ohio) is one of many new faces that will have a big role with the Bears this season.
Tipoff of the men's game is scheduled for 8:00pm. You can also watch and listen live on the SSU Sports Net at this link: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/shawneest/.