NEC Men's Basketball Preseason Teleconference Soundbites
The Northeast Conference conducted its annual preseason media teleconference with men's basketball head coaches on Wednesday morning. With the start of the 2008-09 season less than two weeks away, the league announced the NEC men's basketball preseason coaches poll and preseason all-conference team during the call. Defending champion Mount St. Mary's was tabbed the preseason favorite, earning nine first place votes. The Mount beat out Sacred Heart, which received one first place vote and finished second in the poll. Last year's regular season champion, Robert Morris, was tabbed third. The soundbites below were taken from opening statements made by coaches during the call, followed by a question and answer session with participating media.