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UAF men's basketball team picked 7th in GNAC preseason poll

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:59 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The GNAC Preseason Men's Basketball Polls were released yesterday and the Alaska Nanooks were picked seventh in the 10 team conference.

Alaska returns one starter in senior point guard Joe Slocum after losing seven seniors from last season. A season, in which Alaska won 18 games, finished third in the GNAC and made it to the semifinals. Alaska head coach Mick Durham enters his 20th season of coaching and fourth year at the helm at UAF. He's 15 wins away from 300 career victories. Durham also brought in Bobby Howard as his new assistant coach.