The UNK men’s basketball team has been picked to finish ninth by the media and 10th by the coaches in the MIAA preseason polls. The UNK women are picked to finish ninth by both the media and coaches. The Lopers will hold their first practice this upcoming Monday. The Loper men opne the 2018-19 season on November 9-10 in Bethany, Okla. Their home opener is set for Saturday, November 17, against Colorado-Colorado Springs. The Loper women will open the season on Tuesday, October 23, with an exhibition game at Creighton. After another exhibition on Saturday, November 3 against Nebraska, the regular season gets underway November 9-10 in Wayne.