The Richard Stockton basketball teams tip off tonight for the start of the Division III season.
Both teams will play at Neumann College with the women starting at 6 p.m.
The men's team was picked to win the South Division of the New Jersey Athletic Conference in a coach's poll last week.
The Ospreys were 16-11 last year and 8-5 in the conference, earning a berth to the ECAC Tournament.
The number to watch is coach Gerry Matthews win total. Matthews is just seven wins shy of 500 with a career 493-208 record with Stockton.
Stockton men lost one senior from last season's team, although Kai Massaquoi had a been a rock for the Ospreys.
This season, the they just two seniors: guard Pat Kelly and forward DiAndre Brown. Stockton will be a young team this year with many of its players not seeing a lot of game time.
The women's team was picked to finish second in the South Division in the coach's poll, but as the Ospreys showed last year, they can surprise many. They earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament after going 17-10 and 9-4 in the conference, including a win over William Paterson, which was ranked 14th in the country at the time.
Stockton returns four starters from last year's team including all-conference seniors LaTonya Oliver and Che'Na Thompson.
The Ospreys play their first seven games on the road this year, including a trip to Texas in the Trinity Tournament over Thanksgiving weekend. They don't open the home portion of their season until Dec. 3 when Stockton hosts Montclair State at 2 p.m.