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Mustangs jumps six spots to 17th in D2 Media Poll, move back in NABC Top 25


Midwestern State jumped ahead six spots to 17th in the D2 Media Poll sponsored by the D2 Sports Information Directors of America while jumping back into the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Top 25 at No. 23 as released Tuesday afternoon.

The Mustangs rolled to their 13th win in the last 14 games by claiming an 88-77 victory over Cameron Saturday night in Lawton to improve to 17-4 on the season.

MSU remains one of seven teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in the D2 Media Poll joining No. 6 Angelo State, No. 8 Colorado Mines, No. 10 Colorado-Colorado Springs, No. 20 Metropolitan State (Colo.) and No. 21 Tarleton State (Texas) while Texas A&M-Commerce is receiving votes.

Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) claimed the top spot as the lone unbeaten team remaining in Division II while Barry (Fla.), Augustana (S.D.), Florida Southern and Bellarmine (Ky.) round out the first five.

The South Central Region boasts five of the top 13 teeams in the NABC Division II rankings with Angelo State at No. 7 and Colorado-Colorado Springs at No. 8 followed by No. 11 Metropolitan State, No. 12 Tarleton State and No. 13 Colorado Mines while Midwestern State re-entered the poll at No. 23.

Lincoln Memorial also moved to No. 1 in the NABC Top 25 receiving 14 of the 16 first-place votes while No. 2 Florida Southern and No. 3 Barry (Fla.) also notched one first-place nod apiece.

Midwestern State takes on Tarleton State Wednesday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.


Mustangs move up five places to 17th in D2 Media Poll, receiving votes in WBCA Top 25 


Midwestern State moved ahead five places to No. 17 in the latest D2 Media Poll sponsored by the D2 Sports Information Directors of America Tuesday afternoon as the Mustangs also continue to receive votes in the USA Today Sports/Women's Basketball Coaches Association Top 25.

MSU claimed its third consecutive victory by taking a 79-70 result over Cameron Saturday afternoon in Lawton to improve to 16-3 on the season. The Mustangs have now won 15 of their last 17 games.

Midwestern is one of four teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in the D2 Media Poll joining No. 6 West Texas A&M and No. 22 Colorado-Colorado Springs while Lubbock Christian (Texas) is receiving votes.

Lewis (Ill.) is the unanimous No. 1 selection in the D2 Media Poll while Alaska-Anchorage, Limestone (S.C.), Fort Hays State (Kan.) and Indiana (Pa.) round out the top five.

The Mustangs received 55 votes in the USA Today Sports Top 25 falling just shy of No. 25-ranked Arkansas Tech, which wrangled 64 votes.

No. 7 West Texas A&M is the lone ranked team from the South Central Region in the WBCA poll, but Colorado-Colorado Springs and Colorado Mesa are also receiving votes.

Lewis (Ill.) fell one vote shy of unanimous status, but continue to top the coaches' poll with a perfect 21-0 mark while Alaska-Anchorage, Fort Hays State, Limestone and Indiana (Pa.) round out the first five.

No. 8 Livingstone (N.C.) received the other first-place votes as the only other unbeaten squad in Division II.

Midwestern State takes on rival Tarleton State Wednesday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m.

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