Wolves enter NABC Top 25 poll, ranked No.20


Wolves enter NABC Top 25 poll, ranked No.20
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | by Chris Downey, Athletic Communications Assistant

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
3 Indianapolis, Ind. 13-0 366 5
4 Bellarmine, Ky. 12-1 341 6
5 Colorado School of Mines 13-0 329 9
6 Florida Southern  13-1 326 7
7 Barry, Fla. 11-1 309 8
8 Colorado-Colorado Springs 14-1 272 2
9 Agustana, S.D. 14-1 260 12
10 Tarleton State, Texas 13-1 252 3
11 California Baptist 13-1 247 11
12 Minnesota State-Moorhead  18-1 235 12
13 Azusa Pacific, Calif 14-1 213 14
14 Angelo State, Texas 13-1 206 14
15 UNC Pembroke 14-1 154 23
16 Indiana, Pa. 14-2 146 20
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
20 NEWBERRY (S.C.) 13-1 71 NR
21 Minnesota State 12-3 67 16
22 Wisconsin-Parkside 12-1 64 NR
23 St. Edward's, Texas 12-1 56 15
24 BYU-Hawaii 11-2 52 18
25 Central Missouri 13-3 35 17

 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