December 8, 2009

Bobcats Jump to #18 in National Poll

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Georgia College & State University men's basketball team (5-1) beat up on Carver Bible College 122-74 for its lone game last week, and as a result moved up three slots in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)/Division II Coaches Poll, now standing at No. 18.

The Bobcats had mowed through early competition this season, picking up wins at home over Newberry College, and the University of West Georgia before taking two at a tournament in Tennessee over Carson-Newman College and No. 19 Tusculum College.

Senior Graham Martin's (Marietta, Ga.) 17.3 points per game lead the way, aided by 16.5 from classmate Jake Rios (Bozeman, Mt.) and 10.8 out of junior post player Reece Wiedeman (Suwanee, Ga.).

The Bobcats are second among Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools in the poll, behind No. 4 Augusta State University. The University of Central Missouri has top honors, trailed by Valdosta State University and No. 3 Florida Southern College. IUP rounds out the top-five.

The Bobcats look to get back to the winning ways Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. when they travel to Newberry College.

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