INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Georgia College & State University basketball teams have kept spots in the most recent NCAA Southeast Region Rankings released today (Feb. 25). The men stay put at No. 4, while the women slip one slot to No. 7.
The rankings are used to determine the at-large bids to the NCAA Tournaments. Eight teams from each region make the tourney, with three automatic bids going to the three conference tournament champions in the region. The five at-large selections are chosen based upon their spots in these rankings.
The women's basketball team went 1-2 last week, sandwiching a 51-44 win over Georgia Southwestern State University between losses at Columbus State University and at home to No. 11 Francis Marion University. Senior forward Tiauna Brantley (Woodstock, Ga.) is 14th in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) in scoring, averaging 12.0 per contest.
The men's squad went 2-1, beating both Columbus State and Georgia Southwestern before falling to FMU at home. Senior guard Shaun Keaton (Albany, Ga.) paces the Bobcats with 16.0 points per contest, good for fourth in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC).
The top team on the men's side is Augusta State University, while the top women's team is FMU.
Georgia College is back in action today, Feb. 25 for a 5:30 p.m. doubleheader at UNC Pembroke. Catch all the action on Country 102FM with links available at www.GCSUBobcats.com.
Visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame. The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement.