DURANT — After posting a fifth-place finish a season ago, the Great American Conference coaches have selected Southeastern to improve on that mark with a third-place finish according to the GAC Preseason Poll released on Tuesday.

DURANT — After posting a fifth-place finish a season ago, the Great American Conference coaches have selected Southeastern to improve on that mark with a third-place finish according to the GAC Preseason Poll released on Tuesday.


The Savage Storm finished 15-12 a season ago and 11-9 in league play but earned the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament.


While Southeastern loses its top five scorers and four of the five players who started at least half the games a year ago, the Storm does return a talented backcourt led by Travis Timmons, who led the GAC and was top 10 in the nation in assists a season ago before missing seven games due to an injury.