The St. Cloud State men's basketball team is picked to finish 4th in the NSIC preseason coaches poll.  SCSU was 20-9 overall in 2011-2012 and 15-7 in the NSIC.  Winona State is picked to win the conference title followed by Southwest Minnesota State and Minnesota State-Mankato.  The SCSU men's basketball team returns key contributors points guard Shaun Jensen and center Tim Bergstrasser.

The Huskies will play at preseason exhibition game against Michigan State in East Lansing, Michigan on November 2.  The regular season begins for the Huskies against St. John's in Collegeville on November 16.