Anyone who is familiar with college basketball knows this team needs no introduction. The Salukis could turn out to be the toughest non conference opponent we play. Alot of fans will be looking toward Mayo and the Trojans, but MSU has to get past the Salukis first. They won't light the scoreboard on fire but they play a half court defense that will stymie a team. The salukis return 2 starters from a team that won 29 games and went to the sweet 16. They are led by one of the nation's top interior defender's in 6'7" 230 lb Preseason Conference Player of the Year Randal Falker. If Charles wants to prove he is a dominant player, it doesn't get any better than this. The Salukis will try to get us in a half court game to slow our offense. The Salukis will be going for their 7th straight NCAA appearance and gave the Jayhawks all they wanted last season. Jamont will be the key, his ability to rebound and start the break will make this game. They won't overpower us with size, but if we play our game with our athletes we have a very good shot at winning. You want see some defense folks, this is your chance, if MSU can score 65 +, it will mean we have quite an arsenal. By the way a saluki is defined as a is a breed of dogs known for speed, stamina and endurance and was commonly known as the Royal dog of Egypt. Doesn't sound like a bulldog would have a hard time putting a wiping on one. If we get here, it will be a good one.
2 Chronicles 19:9 He gave them these orders: "You must serve faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of the LORD.