S.F. State hoops teams open practice

The San Francisco State men's and women's basketball teams held their first practices of the season Monday as they prepare for the upcoming season.

The Gators men, under the direction of third-year coach Bill Tresler, are coming off a 6-21 season (2-20 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association). They play their first game Nov. 16 against host Rio Grande (Ohio) in the Bevo Frances tournament. The Gators have exhibition games Nov. 1 at Cal State Bakersfield and Nov. 3 at Long Beach State.

Joaquin Wallace returns for his second season at the helm of the Gators women. After posting an 8-19 record, including 6-16 in the CCAA, the Gators open their season Nov. 21 at Seattle University. The Gators have three exhibition games: Nov. 4 at Santa Clara, Nov. 6 at USF and Nov. 17 at Pacific.

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