The St. John's and St. Cloud State basketball programs open the regular season by playing head to head Friday night in Collegeville at 7pm.  St. John's is led by Seth Marx but is trying to replace their top 2 scorers from last season Aaron Barmore and Andy Burns.  Marx is the top returning scorer averaging 8.9 points a game.  St. Cloud State is led by point guard Shaun Jensen and center James Fort.  SCSU assistant men's basketball coach Matt Reimer talked with Jay Caldwell and Lee Voss on the Granite City Cafe on AM 1390-the Fan. 

The SCSU men's basketball team began the season with a 62-49 exhibition loss at Michigan State November 2.  St. John's lost an exhibition game at Concordia-St. Paul on November 3.