They started this season ranked in the top ten.
So far the Mustangs are off to a good start, winning their first four games all on the road.
Now they get their first home game of the season Friday night at 7:00 against U.S.A.O.
M.S.U. men's basketball has been on a great roll the last four seasons.
From 2010-2012, they went to the Elite Eight in each season.
Last season, the team didn't get there, falling a little short in the regional semifinals.
As a new season is upon us, the Mustangs return 9 players from last years squad.
Something 3rd year head coach Nelson Haggerty is excited about.
"That is the one great thing about this year compared to last season we have a lot of carryover. So guys that have been apart of the program that have played in a lot of big games for this university. They know who I am and what is important as a coach and I will know a lot about these guys," said Haggerty.
The returning players and the newcomers say they take pride in being part of a program that is one of the elite in the nation.
"It is an honor and a blessing. Competing with everybody and just knowing I am on a winning program. And so much is expected it just want you to strive fro greatness," said M.S.U. senior guard DeJuan Plummer.
"I think everybody play better when they have fun. Not everybody is up to tight. We are alid back and everybody is having fun. It will help their game,"said M.S.U. senior guard Monzaigo Williams
In a close preseason Lone Star Conference poll, the Mustangs were picked to finish second behind Tarleton State.
The next step for the Mustangs is to push through an win the national title.
But before they can did that, the team is looking to improve and take things one game at a time.
"We are excited about this group. We are excited about what we have done so far in the start of the season. We just want to continue to grow and become a better basketball team and win games in the process," said Haggerty.
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