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MSU Basketball: Men Snubbed by NABC Poll

One thing is certain for the two-time South Central Region Champion Midwestern State Mustangs in 2011-12.
 
Whatever national recognition the Mustangs get, they will have to earn it the hard way.
 
MSU was shut out of another national poll Tuesday afternoon when the National Association of Basketball Coaches released its annual Division II Preseason Poll.
 
As the only team in NCAA Division II to appear in the last two Elite Eights, the Mustangs failed to receive a single vote in the prognostication.
 
Defending national champion Bellarmine (Ky.) tops the rankings while eight teams from this season's South Central Region are in the rankings.
 
Missouri Southern, who fell to Midwestern 75-52 in the region semifinals last season, is No. 4 followed by No. 8 Tarleton State and No. 11 Central Oklahoma. Interestingly, the Mustangs rolled past the Texans and Bronchos in the postseason to advance to the national quarterfinals.
 
Region newcomer Arkansas Tech is 24th, while Central Missouri, West Texas A&M, Harding (Ark.) and Fort Hays State (Kan.) receiving votes.
 
Midwestern was also left off of the Basketball Times and D2 Bulletin preseason rankings earlier this fall. MSU was picked to finish second behind Tarleton State in the Lone Star Conference preseason poll released last week.
 
The Mustangs return eight letter winners and three starters off of last season's 25-9 squad.
 
Transfer DeJuan Plummer and senior David Terrell pumped in 16 and 14 points in MSU's exhibition opening 91-74 loss at BYU Saturday.
 
The Mustangs close out preseason play Monday night against Paul Quinn (Texas) at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
 
Midwestern opens the regular season on Friday, Nov. 11 against Mid-America Christian.

Time Change for MSU Women's Home Opener

The Midwestern State women's basketball home opener against Texas A&M International on Saturday, Nov. 12 has moved back one hour.
 
The Mustangs will face the Dust Devils at 6 p.m. at D.L. Ligon Coliseum in the first official game of the season.
 
The game will be broadcast on 100.9 BOB-FM following the Mustangs football game at Northeastern State.

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