First Round: UCLA (L, 0-4)
SCHOOL/RECORD: Southern Illinois-Carbondale
CONFERENCE: Missouri Valley
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Dann Nelson (at SIU 52-50, career 88-62)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 2
BEST NCAA FINISH: N/A
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: The 2009 season was the best season since 1977. The Salukis won their first MVC championship since 1991 with a win over Drake.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Freshman Eric West is currently ranked 1st all time at SIU with 30 wins in a single season and was also named Freshman of the Year in MVC for the first time in school history…Both West and Hugo Vial went 6-0 in conference matches this season. Dann Nelson was named co-coach of the year in the MVC and is the first coach to win the honor since 1991.