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LWC Men's Basketball Jumps Four Spots to No. 14 in NAIA top 25

Lindsey Wilson returns to action at 8pmCT on Thursday, January 12, 2012, as the Blue Raiders host Shawnee State at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive. Lindsey Wilson and Georgetown meet at 4pmCT on Saturday, January 14, 2012, at Biggers Sports Center in a battle of the top two teams in the MSC.

By Chris Wells, Sports Information Director
Lindsey Wilson College

KANSAS CITY, MO - The Lindsey Wilson College men's basketball team climbed two places to No. 14 in latest NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top-25 Poll, released on Monday by NAIA officials.

The ranking is highest of the season for the Blue Raiders after opening the season not ranked in the preseason poll. Lindsey Wilson has occupied No. 16 and No. 18 slot in the poll this season.

The Blue Raiders (11-4) received 183 voting points from the panel of head coaches representing each conference, the independents and unaffiliated groups that make up the national raters.

Since the last poll on December 12, the Blue Raiders have won four out of five games, including a 73-70 come-from-behind win at University of Rio Grande on Saturday.

Two other Mid-South Conference teams join the Blue Raiders in the poll; No. 5 Georgetown (KY) College (14-2) received 265 voting points and No. 22 Campbellsville (KY) University (11-5) garnered 94 voting points.

Shawnee State (Ohio) University (7-8) and University of Pikeville (KY) (10-6) received 14 voting points and one voting point respectively and sit just outside the top-25.

Oklahoma Baptist University (14-0) is No. 1 with 312 voting points, including 11 of the 12 first-place votes. Shorter (GA) University is No. 2 with 298 voting points and the final first-place vote. Robert Morris (IL) University (15-1) and Concordia (CA) University (13-2) are third and fourth respectively followed by Georgetown.

The next poll is scheduled to be announced on Monday, January 16, 2012. -CHRIS WELLS

This story was posted on 2012-01-10 03:42:20
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