FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 26, 2007
Benedict College Menís Basketball Ranked
#1 in NCAA Division II South Region
[Columbia, SC]† Head Coach
Fred Watson and his 2007 Benedict College Tiger basketball team have
been recognized as the # 1 team in the NCAA Division II Menís South Region
Basketball rankings. The NCAA Division II Menís Basketball South Region
Committee voted the team the best in its region for games played through Sunday
January 21, 2007.
The Tigers topped their
ranking from last year by 4 slots. The NCAA Committee ranked the Tigers in the
5th slot midway through the 2005-2006 seasons. Thus far the Tigerís
have recorded a 14-1 record with 12 regular season games including seven
conference games still to play. They have also extended their winning streak to
13 games, while rapidly approaching their streak set last year of 16
back-to-back wins. In the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference the
Tigers are 11-0 and standing strong in 1st place. The Tigers will
tip-off against conference foe LeMoyne-Owen College at home Saturday January
27, 2007 in the Benjamin E. Mays Human Resource Center at 8:00 p.m.
For more information regarding Benedict College basketball contact the Office of Sports Information at (803) 705-4535.
Source: Office of Sports Information