Wolves in ninth in final regional rankings before NCAA Tournament
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS - The Newberry College men's basketball team held steady and is ranked ninth in the third and final Southeast Region rankings of the regular season, which were released Wednesday afternoon.

At the time the rankings were calculated, the Wolves had an overall Division II and in-region record of 14-7 and are one of four South Atlantic Conference teams in the regional rankings.

All 10 teams in the rankings remained in the same order as last week's rankings entering conference tournament play. Newberry is behind Conference Carolinas leader Mount Olive, who was defeated by Limestone in their tournament semifinals on Wednesday.

The Wolves are in the top 10 of their region for the third time under head coach Dave Davis after making their first appearance since the next-to-last ranking of the 2009 season last week.

The Southeast region is comprised of the SAC, Peach Belt and Conference Carolinas. The three tournament champions of those leagues and the top five at-large teams following the conference tournaments qualify for the NCAA Division II Tournament in mid-March.

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL RANKINGS
as of March 5, 2014

Rk

School

D-II

Reg

1

USC Aiken

23-2

23-2

2

Lincoln Memorial

22-2

22-2

3

Montevallo

21-4

21-4

4

GRU Augusta

21-6

20-6

5

Anderson (S.C.)

20-8

20-8

6

Carson-Newman

19-7

19-7

7

Georgia Southwestern

18-9

18-9

8

Mount Olive

19-8

19-8

9

Newberry

15-8

15-8

10

Barton

17-10

17-10