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February 04, 2003

Screaming Eagles fly back into the Division II Top 25

For the first time since the 2002-03 preseason poll, the University of Southern Indiana menís basketball team is back in the NABC/Division II Bulletin Top 25. The Eagles re-enter the poll at number 22.

USI joins three other Great Lakes Valley Conference teams in the top 25. Kentucky Wesleyan College (17-2), USIís opponent on Saturday, February 8, at the Physical Activities Center, moves up to fifth nationally while Northern Kentucky (17-3) is 12th and Lewis University (16-4) falls to19th.

The Eagles enter this weekís action with a 15-4 overall record and are riding an eight-game winning streak. USI also will be defending its 24-game home winning streak when it hosts the University of Illinois-Springfield Thursday, February 6, and KWC on Saturday. The 24-game home streak ranks second in the NCAA Division II.

NABC/Division II Bulletin Top 25
 1. Tarleton State (18-1)
 2. Michigan Tech (20-1)
 3. Neb. Kearney (18-0)
 4. Humboldt State (16-2)
 5. Kentucky Wesleyan (17-2)
 6. Umass Lowell (17-2)
 7. Columbus State (19-1)
 8. Northeastern State (18-1)
 9. Bowie State (19-1)
10. South Dakota State (16-3)
11. Metropolitan State (16-3)
12. Northern Kentucky (17-3)
13. Queens (NC) (15-2)
14. West Chester (16-3)
15. Salem Intl (15-3)
16. Henderson State (17-2)
17. Rollins (18-3)
18. Fla. Southern (19-2)
19. Lewis (16-4)
20. BYU Hawaii (11-2)
21. South Dakota (15-4)
22. Southern Indiana (15-4)
23. Cal St. San Bernardino (13-4)
24. Washburn (Kan.) (15-4)
25. St. Cloud State (17-3)

Others receiving consideration: Central Oklahoma (15-4) Findlay (16-4) Cal Poly Pomona (13-4) Carson-Newman (15-5) Shaw (15-5)
 



Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information


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