The St. Cloud State men's basketball team is picked to finish 4th in the NSIC preseason coaches poll. SCSU was 20-9 overall in 2011-2012 and 15-7 in the NSIC. Winona State is picked to win the conference title followed by Southwest Minnesota State and Minnesota State-Mankato. The SCSU men's basketball team returns key contributors points guard Shaun Jensen and center Tim Bergstrasser.