KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On the strength of a 3-0 week, including a win over No. 10 USC Aiken, Georgia College & State University men's basketball (13-2, 7-2 PBC) has leapt into the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)/Division II Coaches Poll. The Bobcats are No. 24 in the nation, as released today (Jan. 27).
The Bobcats are one of four Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools listed in the national rankings, led by No. 7 Augusta State University. No. 12 Armstrong Atlantic State University and No. 14 USC Aiken round out the quartet.
Georgia College received 19 votes, just two ahead of No. 25 Catawba College and 14 behind No. 23 Northern State University. Findlay University (16-0) remained at No. 1 for the ninth-straight week.
The Bobcats have been on a roll as of late, winning eight of their last nine. The 13-2 overall mark is the best for the school since 1999-2000, a 14-1 start that ended in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament.
Senior Shaun Keaton (Albany, Ga.) leads the Bobcats in scoring at 14.3 points per game, followed closely by junior guard Graham Martin (Marietta, Ga.) at 12.8. Martin has scored in double digits in each of the last eight. The Bobcats use their depth, as 10 players average 10 minutes or more.
Be sure to catch the Bobcats in their next contest as they take on the Cougars of Columbus State University Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Milledgeville.
Visit www2.GCSU.edu/Bobcats 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.