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Mustang Men Jump in National Polls

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Mustangs Up to #14 in NABC Coaches' Poll

Midwestern State leaped ahead eight spots to No. 14 in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches' Division II rankings released Tuesday afternoon.

The Mustangs rolled to wins over Texas A&M-Kingsville and then-No. 16 Angelo State to clinch at least a share of their ninth Lone Star Conference championship and seventh in the last 10 season to improve to 20-5 last week.

MSU is one of four teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in the poll joining No. 8 Fort Lewis (Colo.) and No. 22 Angelo State (Texas) while Colorado Mines is receiving votes.

Wheeling Jesuit (W. Va.) claimed the No. 1 spot after extending its NCAA Division II-best winning streak to 21 games with victories over Glenville State (W. Va.) and West Virginia Wesleyan last week to improve to 26-1. The Cardinals boast third longest NCAA all-divisions streak behind Lancaster Bible (Pa.) at 29 games and Benedictine (Ill.) at 25 games.

Mountain East Conference foe West Liberty (W. Va.) improved one spot to No. 2 followed by Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.), Augustana (S.D.) and a third MEC member Fairmont State (W. Va.) to round out the top five.

Last week's No. 1 -- Western Oregon -- fell five spots to No. 6 after taking an 87-78 loss to Alaska-Fairbanks which halted a 13-game winning streak.

Midwestern State closes the regular season against Cameron Saturday afternoon at Aggie Gym in Lawton, Okla. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.

Mustangs Zoom to #8 in D2 Media Poll

Midwestern State improved 13 places to No. 8 in the latest D2 Media Poll released Tuesday afternoon by the D2 Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.

The Mustangs rolled to wins over Texas A&M-Kingsville and then-No. 16 Angelo State to clinch at least a share of their ninth Lone Star Conference championship and seventh in the last 10 season to improve to 20-5 last week.

MSU is one of five teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in the poll joining No. 11 Fort Lewis (Colo.) and No. 15 Angelo State (Texas) while Colorado Mines and Tarleton State are receiving votes.

Wheeling Jesuit (W. Va.) claimed the No. 1 spot after extending its NCAA Division II-best winning streak to 21 games with victories over Glenville State (W. Va.) and West Virginia Wesleyan last week to improve to 26-1. The Cardinals, who received eight of the 14 first-place votes, boast third longest NCAA all-divisions streak behind Lancaster Bible (Pa.) at 29 games and Benedictine (Ill.) at 25 games.

Augustana (S.D.) claimed three top votes and bumped ahead one spot to No. 2 followed by Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) which received a pair of first-place votes to move up to No. 3.

Last week's No. 1 -- Western Oregon -- fell three spots to No. 4 after taking an 87-78 loss to Alaska-Fairbanks which halted a 13-game winning streak. The Wolves share the No. 4 position with West Liberty (W. Va.) to round out the first five.

Midwestern State closes the regular season against Cameron Saturday afternoon at Aggie Gym in Lawton, Okla. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.

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