January 16, 2010

Women’s Hoops Receive Votes in National Rankings

by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant 

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University women's basketball team (10-4, 3-1 PBC) received four votes this week in the USA Today/ESPN Division II Coaches Poll.

The national votes came after the Bobcats upset No. 11 Clayton State University 73-60 Saturday. The victory marked the second win for Georgia College over a ranked opponent in the young season, the first coming in the 68-67 season-opener against No. 20 Lenoir-Rhyne University. The ‘Cats have had four ranked opponents in just 13 games this season, rising to a 2-2 record after overwhelming the Lakers.

Georgia College wasn't the only Peach Belt Conference (PBC) team receiving votes this week. Columbus State University (8-5, 2-1 PBC) also made the list of teams receiving votes with one. The Bobcats face off with the Cougars Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the Lumpkin Center in Columbus.

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