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October 11, 2001

USI men's basketball picked
to finish 2nd by GLVC coaches

The University of Southern Indiana men's basketball team is picked to finish first in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in vote by the league coaches. The Screaming Eagles received 93 points and three first place votes, five points behind Kentucky Wesleyan College with 98 points and eight first place votes.

Northern Kentucky University was third with 80 points, while Lewis University was fourth with 65.

The Eagles are coming off a 26-4 overall record and an 18-2 GLVC record in 2000-01. USI won the GLVC regular season crown, but fell in the GLVC Championship game to Kentucky Wesleyan College at Roberts Stadium last March. USI also made its ninth straight NCAA Division II Tournament appearance, falling in the second round of the tournament.

The Screaming Eagles will begin practice Sunday, October 14, with Midnight Madness at the Physical Activities Center with festivities beginning at 11 p.m. USI's normal practice time for the first semester is 2-4 p.m. daily.


2001-02 GLVC Men's Basketball Poll
1. Kentucky Wesleyan (8) ........ 98
2. Southern Indiana (3) ....... 93
3. Northern Kentucky ........... 80
4. Lewis ...................... 65
5. Indianapolis................ 63
6. Saint Joseph's............... 57
7. Bellarmine.................. 50
8. UMSL.......................... 40
9. Quincy..................... 31
10. UW-Parkside ................. 22
11. SIU Edwardsville........... 16

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information


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