Newberry moves up two spots to No. 22 in D2SIDA Poll


Newberry moves up two spots to No. 22 in D2SIDA Poll
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | by Chris Downey, Athletic Communications Assistant

WICHITA, Kan. - The Newberry College men's basketball team has climbed up two spots in the D2SIDA National Rankings. The Wolves now sit at No. 22 after they defeated the Catawba Indians last Wednesday, 109-98 and an overtime victory on Saturday at Mars Hill, 108-100.

Against Catawba Brandon Taylor notched a career-high 21 points and eight rebounds alongside teammate Demarkus Smith who recorded a team-high 25 points while contributing seven rebounds. 

Smith continued to shine for the Wolves against Mars Hill as he scored a career-high 27 points on 9-of-14 from the field and 9-of-11 at the free throw line. Mitch Riggs tallied 21 points along with three assists to help push Newberry passed the Lions in overtime, 108-100.

Newberry continues its conference slate on Wednesday at Lenior-Rhyne with tipoff scheduled for 8 p.m. followed by a matchup on Saturday afternoon at Brevard at 4 p.m.

 

Rank School (First Place Votes) Record Votes Previous Ranking
1 West Liberty (W. Va.) (11) 13-0 319 1
2 Bellarmine (Ky.) 12-1 299 4
3 Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) (1) 14-0 295 3
4 Indianapolis (Ind.) 13-0 285 4
5 Barry (Fla.) 11-1 273 7
6 Florida Southern  13-1 249 8
7 Augustana (S.D.) 15-1 241 9
8 Colorado Mines 13-0 240 11
9 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 14-1 221 10
10 Angelo State (Texas) 13-1 194 15
11 Minnesota State-Moorhead  18-1 189 12
12 Colorado-Colorado Springs 14-1 176 2
13 California Baptist 13-1 164 14
14 UNC Pembroke 14-1 154 18
15 Tarleton State (Texas) 13-1 127 5
16 Ferris State (Mich.) 12-2 109 22
17 Lander (S.C.) 13-1 108 13
18 Minnesota State  12-3 95 17
19 Southern Connecticut State 12-3 84 20
20 Lynn (Fla.) 10-2 73 RV
21 Glenville State (W.Va.) 12-2 67 23
22 NEWBERRY (S.C.) 13-1 62 24
23 Wisconsin-Parkside 12-1 44 RV
24 Midwestern State (Texas) 14-3 33 RV
25 Indiana (Pa.) 14-2 32 RV