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January 29, 2003

USI menís basketball move to fifth in regional ranking

The University of Southern Indiana menís basketball team climbed to fifth in the January 29 NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region poll. The Screaming Eagles, who were seventh in the last poll, are 13-4 overall and have won their last six games.

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conferenceís Michigan Tech University is the region leader with a 17-1 record. MTU is followed by the GLVCís Kentucky Wesleyan College (15-2), Northern Kentucky University (15-3), and Lewis University (15-3).USI is trailed by the University of Indianapolis (13-5), Findlay University (14-4), and Northern Michigan University (11-6).

USI starts a four-game homestand Thursday, January 30, when Southern Illinois University Edwardsville comes to town for a 7:30 p.m. contest. In addition to SIUE, the Eagles will host Quincy University (February 1), the University of Illinois-Springfield (February 6) and Kentucky Wesleyan College (February 8).

The NCAA Division II Tournament has been expanded to 64 teams this year with eight teams coming from each region.

GREAT LAKES REGION POLL
 1. Michigan Tech (17-1)
 2. Kentucky Wesleyan (15-2)
 3. Northern Kentucky (15-3)
 4. Lewis (15-3)
 5. Southern Indiana (13-4)
 6. Indianapolis (13-5)
 7. Findlay (14-4)
 8. Northern Michigan (11-6)
 9. Gannon (15-5)
10. Ashland (13-6)
 



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