Men’s Hoops 17th In Division II Bulletin Preseason Top 25

Men’s Hoops 17th In Division II Bulletin Preseason Top 25

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The Augusta University men's basketball team earned a No. 17 ranking on the Division II Bulletin Preseason Top-25 list that was released on Friday, Oct. 2.

The Jaguars are one of two institutions to represent the Peach Belt Conference, joining UNC Pembroke (10th) on the list of 25 teams. Augustana (S.D.) was picked first overall to win the national championship, while West Liberty (2nd), Tarleton State (3rd), Mount Olive (4th) and Bellarmine (5th) rounded out the top five squads.

The Jaguars host No. 4-ranked team Mount Olive on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 4:00 p.m. in Christenberry Fieldhouse and face UNC Pembroke on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 3:30 p.m., at home and on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at UNCP.

Entering his 12th year as head coach of the Jaguars, Dip Metress returns seven student-athletes and signed seven new players for the upcoming 2015-16 men's basketball season. The Jags went 23-7 overall last year and 15-4 in the PBC while reaching their 11th NCAA Tournament with a trip to the NCAA Southeast Regional.

Jaguar fans can now buy season tickets and reserved seats, view the full schedule, and check out the new roster.

Augusta University will host Jaguar Madness, a pep-rally for the men's and women's basketball programs, on Thursday, Oct, 29 at 7:00 p.m. inside Christenberry Fieldhouse. DETAILS HERE

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2015-16 Division II Bulletin Preseason Top 25

1. Augustana, S.D.

2. West Liberty

3. Tarleton State

4. Mount Olive

5. Bellarmine

6. Colorado Mines

7. Lincoln Memorial

8. Indiana (Pa.)

9. Minnesota State-Moorhead

10. UNC Pembroke

11. Delta State

12. Indianapolis

13. Southern Connecticut

14. Chico State

15. Alabama-Huntsville

16. Northwest Missouri

17. Augusta

18. Western Oregon

19. Drury

20. Philadelphia

21. Western Washington

22. Bentley

23. California Baptist

24. Bridgeport

25. East Central

Others To Watch: Seattle Pacific, King, Barry, Midwestern State, Stonehill, East Stroudsburg, Lake Superior, Holy Family, Cal Poly Pomona, Southern New Hampshire.

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