Wolves jump two spots to No. 16 in D2SIDA National Poll


Wolves jump two spots to No. 16 in D2SIDA National Poll
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | by Chris Downey, Athletic Communications Assistant

WICHITA, Kan. - The Newberry College men's basketball team has moved up two spots to No. 16 in this week's D2SIDA National Poll published on Tuesday. This week's poll does not reflect the lone blemish on the Wolves' schedule, a 100-81 loss to No. 6/8 Lincoln Memorial on Monday evening.

Newberry's record is reflected at 10-0 following a 99-80 victory over the Southern Wesleyan Warriors on Saturday evening inside Eleazer Arena. In the victory, James Ashby paced the way with 16 points along with Dondray Walker's 15 points. Mitch Riggs and Demarkus Smith contributed 14 points each. 

Monday evening's game was the final contest for Newberry in 2014. They return to action on January 3 as they host the Tusculum Pioneers inside Eleazer Arena at 4 p.m. Following that matchup is a contest at home on January 6 against the Catawba College Indians.

2014-15  DII Media Poll Sponsored by D2SIDA (Dec. 16)
         
Rank School (First Place Votes) Record Votes Previous Ranking
1 Florida Southern (4) 8-0 360 2
2 West Liberty (W. Va.) (9) 8-0 359 1
3 Central Missouri (2) 8-0 343 4
4 Bellarmine (Ky.) 7-1 310 3
5 Colorado-Colorado Springs 10-0 289 15
6 Mount Olive (N.C.) 9-0 274 9
7 Tarleton State (Texas) 7-0 268 T5
8 Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) 9-0 258 10
9 Minnesota State  9-1 256 13
10 Barry (Fla.) 6-0 239 11
11 BYU Hawaii 8-0 238 12
12 Indianapolis 7-0 202 14
13 Minnesota State-Moorhead  12-1 165 8
T14 Southern Connecticut State 8-2 148 7
T14 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 9-1 148 T15
16 Newberry (S.C.) 10-0 129 18
17 Colorado Mines 8-0 115 23
18 Missouri-St. Louis 8-0 109 21
19 Saint Anselm (N.H.) 7-1 107 24
20 Lynn (Fla.) 6-1 97 RV
21 Augustana (S.D.) 10-1 87 22
22 California Baptist 7-1 85 20
23 Angelo State 9-1 51 RV
24 Metropolitan State (Colo.) 7-2 42 T5
25 Glenville State (W.Va.) 6-2 39 25
Also receiving votes: Drury (Mo.) 28, Alabama-Huntsville 23, Northern State (S.D.) 20, Lander (S.C) 19, Lewis (Ill.) 13, University of the Sciences (Pa.) 11, Lake Superior State (Mich.) 11, Texas A&M-Commerce 9, Christian Brothers (Tenn.) 8, Winston-Salem State (N.C.) 4, Western Oregon 2, Southern Indiana 2, Le Moyne (N.Y.) 2, St. Edward's (Texas), Indiana (Pa.) 1, Cal Poly Pomona 1, Georgia Regents 1