January 18, 2006
USI men's basketball is third in first regional poll
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana men's basketball team was ranked third in the first NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional poll. USI trailed top-ranked Saint Joseph's College and second-ranked Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Also from the GLVC, Northern Kentucky University and Drury University were fourth and eighth, respectively. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside rounded out the region rankings in 10th.
The top-ranked region team at the end of the year will have the opportunity to host the NCAA II Great Lakes Regional in March. The next regional ranking will be January 25.
The Screaming Eagles resume action Thursday in a GLVC game at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. Game time is 8 p.m.
NCAA DIVISION II GREAT LAKES REGION RANKINGS
1. St. Joseph's (Indiana)
2. Southern Illinois Edwardsville
3. Southern Indiana
4. Northern Kentucky
6. Ferris State
7. Grand Valley State
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information