LMU Women & Men Basketball Still Ranked; Lady Railsplitters at No. 5, Men at No. 17
HARROGATE, Tenn. -- The Lincoln Memorial University women's basketball team moved up to eighth place in the latest WBCA/USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll and advanced to fifth place in the Division II SIDA National Media Poll, officials announced Tuesday, Jan. 17. LMU is currently 15-0 and 10-0 in the South Atlantic Conference. The 10-0 SAC start is the best of any women' basketball team in the history of the conference. Ashland remained at the top of the both polls this week, receiving 350 points and all 14 first place votes in the media poll and 598 points and 22 of the 24 first place votes in the coaches' poll. In the coaches' poll, Virginia Union came in at second with 566 points and the other two first place votes, followed by Pittsburg State (523 points), Bellarmine (519 points) and Alaska-Anchorage (497 points). California (PA) is ranked sixth, followed by Colorado State-Pueblo, LMU, Emporia State and California Baptist. In the media poll, Alaska-Anchorage is second with 322 points, followed by Virginia Union with 316 points, Pittsburg State with 297 points and LMU is fifth with 296 points.
Colorado State-Pueblo is sixth, followed by Bellarmine, Angelo State, Emporia State and California (PA). The Lady Railsplitters are first in the SAC standings and will face host Tusculum Wednesday evening, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. Live stats, video and audio links are available on LMURailsplitters.com.
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The Lincoln Memorial University men's basketball fell out of the Top 25 in this week's NABC/Division II rankings, but jumped up a spot to No. 17 in the NCAA Division II media poll.
Due to a snowstorm, the Railsplitters (12-4) last week had to play three games over a six-day stretch.
The Railsplitters capped the week with a convincing 101-80 win over Catawba on Saturday afternoon at Tex Turner Arena. Lincoln Memorial fell behind early again in that one, but eventually built as large as a 32-point cushion in the win. Chris Perry, Luquon Choice and Trevon Shaw combined to score 72 points to power the Railsplitters. The Railsplitters return to the hardwood on Wednesday night, making the short trip to Greeneville, Tenn. to face the Tusculum Pioneers at 8 p.m.
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