In their first exhibition game of the year, SMS topped the Northwest All-Stars 90-74 at the Hammons Center in Springfield. Senior guard Terrence McGee scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Junior college transfers Shelton Colwell and Emigijus Lukosius were also impressive. Colwell had 20 points and 14 rebounds, while Lukosius dropped 11 points and 13 boards. But not all the stats were as positive. The Bears committed 24 turnovers in the victory. SMS has one more exhibition game against the Makesure All-Stars before opening the season with a date against North Texas at home on November 22.