February 11, 2009

Bobcat Basketball Moves up Three Spots to No. 14 Among Nation's Best

by Brittany Price, sports information student assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.- No. 14 Georgia College & State University men's basketball team (17-2, 11-2 PBC) shot up three spots in the rankings this week from No. 17 continuing an eight-game winning streak. 

Among Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools, the Bobcats are now behind only No. 9 Augusta State University and are leading No. 15 USC Aiken and No. 20 Armstrong Atlantic State University.  This is the third week in a row that the Bobcats have been nationally-ranked.       

Georgia College is 3-2 against fellow nationally ranked teams this season and 11-2 in the Peach Belt Conference.  Leading the Bobcats last week were senior Shaun Keaton (Albany, Ga.) averaging 15.3 points per game, and junior Graham Martin (Marietta, Ga.) averaging 12.8 points per game. 

The Bobcats will go head to head against No. 20 Armstrong Atlantic State tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the GCSU Centennial Center.

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.