BEAVERTON, Ore. – The Augusta University men's basketball team earned a No. 17 ranking on the Division II Bulletin Preseason Top-25 list that was released on Friday, Oct. 2.
The Jaguars are one of two institutions to represent the Peach Belt Conference, joining UNC Pembroke (10th) on the list of 25 teams. Augustana (S.D.) was picked first overall to win the national championship, while West Liberty (2nd), Tarleton State (3rd), Mount Olive (4th) and Bellarmine (5th) rounded out the top five squads.
The Jaguars host No. 4-ranked team Mount Olive on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 4:00 p.m. in Christenberry Fieldhouse and face UNC Pembroke on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 3:30 p.m., at home and on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at UNCP.
Entering his 12th year as head coach of the Jaguars, Dip Metress returns seven student-athletes and signed seven new players for the upcoming 2015-16 men's basketball season. The Jags went 23-7 overall last year and 15-4 in the PBC while reaching their 11th NCAA Tournament with a trip to the NCAA Southeast Regional.
Augusta University will host Jaguar Madness, a pep-rally for the men's and women's basketball programs, on Thursday, Oct, 29 at 7:00 p.m. inside Christenberry Fieldhouse. DETAILS HERE
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2015-16 Division II Bulletin Preseason Top 25
1. Augustana, S.D.
2. West Liberty
3. Tarleton State
4. Mount Olive
6. Colorado Mines
7. Lincoln Memorial
8. Indiana (Pa.)
9. Minnesota State-Moorhead
10. UNC Pembroke
11. Delta State
13. Southern Connecticut
14. Chico State
16. Northwest Missouri
18. Western Oregon
21. Western Washington
23. California Baptist
25. East Central
Others To Watch: Seattle Pacific, King, Barry, Midwestern State, Stonehill, East Stroudsburg, Lake Superior, Holy Family, Cal Poly Pomona, Southern New Hampshire.
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