LMU Basketball Teams Still Climbing In National Rankings
HARROGATE, Tenn. -- In the wake of Saturday's thrilling come-from-behind win over No. 10 Queens, the Railsplitters (22-4) have moved to No. 11 in the NABC/Division II rankings and No. 6 in the DII media poll, it was announced on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Lincoln Memorial extended its winning streak to 12, moved into a tie for first place in the South Atlantic Conference standings and likely took over pole position to host the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional with an epic 81-79 win over the Royals on Saturday at Tex Turner Arena. The Railsplitters trailed by 10 points late in the second half, but held Queens without a field goal for nearly eight minutes to set the stage for Trevon Shaw's game-winning shot with 0.6 seconds left on the clock.
Prior to that, the Railsplitters handed Mars Hill an 86-51 loss on Wednesday night at Stanford Arena. Lincoln Memorial had just an eight-point lead at the break, but outscored the Lions by 27 points in the second half to power the victory. With hopes of clinching at least a share of their fifth consecutive SAC title, the Railsplitters conclude the regular season this week with a home date against Anderson at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and a road trip to Catawba on Saturday. Northwest Missouri State became the last NCAA Division II team to lose on Saturday, giving way for a new No. 1, as Fairmont State took over the top spot in both the NABC and DII media rankings. Queens, the only other SAC team represented in either poll, fell to No. 12 in the NABC rankings and No. 11 in the DII media rankings.
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The Lincoln Memorial University women's basketball team moved up to a tie for eighth place in the latest Division II SIDA National Media Poll and climbed to ninth place in the WBCA/USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll, officials announced Tuesday.
The Lady Railsplitters are currently 23-2 and 18-2 in the South Atlantic Conference. Ashland, the last undefeated team in Division II women's basketball, remained at the top of the both polls this week.
LMU is second in the latest NCAA Southeast Regional Poll. The next poll will be released on Wednesday.
The Lady Railsplitters will host Anderson Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.
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