Coach: Adam Haines, sixth season (79-67)
2018-19 Record: 16-12, 7-7 in South Carolinas
• Returnees: Jack Graham, 6-5 forward (4.8 points, 3.1 rebounds); Dallas Griffin, 6-4 senior forward (2.4 rebounds); James Monk, 5-11 senior guard (5.1 points); Christian Peterson, 6-7 senior center (5.1 points, 3.1 rebounds); Sully McDermott, 6-5 junior forward (4.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists)
• Key Newcomers: Nate Calamas, Alex Holcomb, Bennett Huffman, Darren Lee, Nolan Ruthberg and Patrick Bonna.
• The dish: The Mavs rallied last season to win the conference tournament, but lose nine seniors, including their top three scorers. But the Mavs have some size up front starting with McDermott, Graham and Peterson, who all played a lot last season, but will be counted on for more this year. McDermott and Monk add some 3-point range to the team, and Griffin brings both size and toughness to the rotation. Bonna played as a freshman and is back to Marvin Ridge this year. He’ll join JV call-ups Calamas, Holcomb, Huffman, Lee and Ruthberg as the varsity newcomers looking to make an impact. The Mavs are big, deep and can shoot the ball well, so coach Haines said he’s excited to see what will become of this team.