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|
|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|
|T14||Southern Connecticut State||8-2||148||7|
|T14||Azusa Pacific (Calif.)||9-1||148||T15|
|19||Saint Anselm (N.H.)||7-1||107||24|
|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|