KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Newberry College men's basketball team has made its second appearance of the season in the NABC Division II National Rankings. The Wolves are currently ranked No. 20 after they defeated the Catawba Indians on January 7 109-98 and an overtime victory on Saturday January 10 at Mars Hill, 108-100.
Against the Indians Brandon Taylor notched a career-high 21 points and eight rebounds alongside teammate Demarkus Smith who recorded a team-high 25 points while snagging seven rebounds.
Smith continued to succeed 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 charity stripe. Mitch Riggs poured in 21 points along while tallying three assists to help Newberry defeat the Lions in overtime, 108-100.
Newberry continues conference play 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.) (16)||13-0||400||1|
|2||Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.)||14-0||369||4|
|5||Colorado School of Mines||13-0||329||9|
|10||Tarleton State, Texas||13-1||252||3|
|13||Azusa Pacific, Calif||14-1||213||14|
|14||Angelo State, Texas||13-1||206||14|
|17||Metropolitan State, Colo.||12-3||124||10|
|18||Mount Olive (N.C.)||14-2||100||24|
|19||Ferris State, Mich.||12-2||89||25|
|23||St. Edward's, Texas||12-1||56||15|
Other receiving votes: Midwester State (Texas) 19, Southern Connecticut State 18, Lander (S.C.) 16, Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) 16, Lake Superior State (Mich.) 12, Lynn (Fla.) 11, King (Tenn.) 7, Northwest Missouri State 3, Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) 3, Texas A&M-Commerce 3, West Georgia 3, Western Oregon 3, Cal Poly Pomona 2, Seattle Pacific (Wash.) 1.
Dropped Out: No. 21 Lewis, No. 22 Lander