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Mustangs surge to No. 3 in D2 Media Poll

Midwestern State moved up two spots to No. 3 in the D2 Media Poll released Tuesday afternoon.

The Mustangs beat former No. 1 Bellarmine (Ky.) 77-71 last weekend to lead off the Bill Joergens Memorial Classic in Evansville, Ind. then snapped host school Southern Indiana's run of 51 consecutive home wins over non-conference foes Saturday taking an 86-69 decision.

MSU, which has advanced to postseason in each of its last seven seasons and in eight of the last nine, improved to 6-1 with a 77-66 win over St. Mary's (Texas) Tuesday night.

The Mustangs are one of five teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in the poll joining No. 7 Angelo State (Texas) and No. 11 Tarleton State (Texas) while Colorado Mines and Fort Lewis (Colo.) are receiving votes.

West Liberty (W. Va.) moved to the top spot with 12 first-place votes after receiving just a single top nod a week ago from the No. 4 position, w hile Minnesota State-Moorhead jump up four spots to No. 2.

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

D2 Media Poll sponsored by D2SIDA
Dec. 1, 2015
RankSchool (1st votes)RecordPointsLast
1West Liberty (W. Va.) (12)5-03734
2Minnesota State-Moorhead6-13366
3Midwestern State (Texas) (1)5-13255
4Central Missouri6-03118
5King (Tenn.) (1)5-03029
6Cal Poly Pomona6-029616
7Angelo State (Texas)7-029616
8Ferris State (Mich.) (1)6-027917
9Southern Connecticut State4-026710
10Union (Tenn.)6-024221
11Tarleton State (Texas)5-12342
12Augustana (S.D.) (1)4-123113
13California-San Diego5-0218NR
14Western Oregon6-016811
15Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)6-014523t
16Fairmont State (W. Va.)5-014420
17California Baptist8-11243
18Ashland (Ohio)5-0122RV
19Delta State (Miss.)5-1119RV
20Saint Anselm (N.H.)6-011322
21Barry (Fla.)4-110115
22Bellarmine (Ky.)4-2791
23North Carolina-Pembroke5-17819
24Fort Hays State (Kan.)5-046NR
25Lewis (Ill.)5-143NR
Others Receiving Votes: Concord (N.H.) 42; Alabama-Huntsville 30; Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) 26; Colorado Mines 24; Fort Lewis (Colo.) 19; Seattle Pacific (Wash.) 11; Minnesota State-Mankato 10; Florida Southern 5; Queens (N.C.) 4; Stonehill (Mass.) 4; Chico State (Calif.) 3; Philadelphia (Pa.) 2; Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 1..

Mustangs slip three spots to No. 14 in NABC Division II rankings

Midwestern State slipped three spots to No. 14 in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches' Division II Rankings released Tuesday afternoon.

The Mustangs beat former No. 3 Bellarmine (Ky.) 77-71 last weekend to lead off the Bill Joergens Memorial Classic in Evansville, Ind. then snapped host school Southern Indiana's run of 51 consecutive home wins over non-conference foes Saturday taking an 86-69 decision.

MSU, which has advanced to postseason in each of its last seven seasons and in eight of the last nine, improved to 6-1 with a 77-66 win over St. Mary's (Texas) Tuesday night.

The Mustangs are one of six teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in the poll joining No. 7 Angelo State (Texas), No. 9 Tarleton State (Texas) and No. 18 Colorado Mines while Colorado State-Pueblo and St. Edward's (Texas) are receiving votes.

West Liberty (W. Va.) assumed the top spot after improving to 5-0 while Southern Connecticut State, Augustana (S.D.), Western Oregon and Cal Poly Pomona round out the first five.

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

NABC Division II Rankings
Dec. 1, 2015
RankSchool (1st votes)RecordPointsLast
1West Liberty (W. Va.) (15)5-03992
2Southern Connecticut State4-03627
3Augustana (S.D.)4-13316
4Western Oregon6-032810
5Cal Poly Pomona6-031012
6Minnesota State-Moorhead6-13059
7Angelo State (Texas)7-030313
8Fairmont State (W. Va.) (1)5-026314
9Tarleton State (Texas)5-12561
10California Baptist8-12414
11King (Tenn.)5-024015
12Central Missouri6-022116
13Ferris State (Mich.)6-021018
14Midwestern State (Texas)5-114611
15Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.)4-113017
16Seattle Pacific (Wash.)5-111923
17Rollins (Fla.)7-011124
18Colorado Mines5-110621
19Alabama-Huntsville3-110119
20North Carolina-Pembroke5-19520
21Queens (N.C.)5-09422
22California-San Diego4-1768
23Chico State (Calif.)4-1768
24Bellarmine (Ky.)4-2673
25Philadelphia (Pa.)6-13025
Others Receiving Votes: Ashland (Ohio) 26; Grand Valley State (Mich.) 23; Fort Lewis (Colo.) 22; Union (Tenn.) 20; Saint Anselm (N.H.) 19; Fort Hays State (Kan.) 18; Barry (Fla.) 16; Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 15; Kentucky Wesleyan 14; Columbus State (Ga.) 13; Drury (Mo.) 12; Northwest Missouri 12; Colorado State-Pueblo 10; West Chester (Pa.) 9; Central Washington 7; Delta State (Miss.) 6; Pittsburg State (Kan.) 6; Western Washington 6; Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 4; Lake Superior State (Mich.) 2; Morehouse (Ga.) 2; Arkansas-Fort Smith 1; Concord (W. Va.) 1; St. Edward's (Texas) 1.

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