Men's Basketball - Wed, Feb. 29, 2012

NAIA DIVISION II MEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL NATIONAL POLL NO. 11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dakota State men's basketball team made their sixth appearance this season in the national poll's recognition Wednesday afternoon.  It was the final NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 national poll before the national tournament, which kicks off next Wednesday, March 7 in Point Lookout, Mo.

Dakota State qualified for the national tournament for the first time since 1992 after defeating then-No. 25 Valley City State 82-73 on Feb. 25.  The Trojans defeated current No. 9 Jamestown 80-71 in the 2012 State Farm Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) on Feb. 26.

The Trojans are currently 18-12 overall record, the most wins since 1992 (the year when DSU advanced to the NAIA's 'Final Four' with a 19-16 record).  The brackets for the 2012 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championships will be announced at 6 p.m. (tonight)

Below is the final 2011-12 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll as of Feb. 29, 2012:

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL (1st Place Votes) 2011-12 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Northwood (Fla.) (14) 30-3 374
2 3 Oregon Tech 29-4 357
3 4 Davenport (Mich.) 29-4 346
4 2 Dordt (Iowa) 28-4 336
5 5 McPherson (Kan.) 30-3 327
6 6 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 28-5 311
7 7 Bellevue (Neb.) 27-5 302
8 9 Northwest (Wash.) 27-4 285
9 8 Jamestown (N.D.) 25-6 271
10 12 Northwestern (Iowa) 25-6 270
11 13 Grace (Ind.) 24-7 262
12 11 Saint Thomas (Fla.) 22-7 237
13 10 Indiana Wesleyan 21-11 227
14 14 Indiana Southeast 23-7 226
15 T15 Saint Ambrose (Iowa) 25-8 208
16 T15 Warner Pacific (Ore.) 23-7 191
17 20 Warner (Fla.) 23-10 174
18 18 Indiana Tech 23-7 157
19 21 Marian (Ind.) 19-10 146
20 17 Indiana East 24-7 142
21 22 Saint Mary (Kan.) 25-5 135
22 19 Briar Cliff (Iowa) 21-10 123
T23 24 Tennessee Wesleyan 24-9 105
T23 RV Saint Francis (Ind.) 21-12 105
25 23 Cornerstone (Mich.) 19-12 80
Dropped Out:  No. 25 Valley City State (N.D.)
Other receiving votes:  Daemen (N.Y.) 65; Eastern Oregon 58; Valley City State (N.D.) 54; Midland (Neb.) 35; Cal Maritime 24; Ashford (Iowa) 15; Dakota State (S.D.) 8; Reinhardt (Ga.) 3; Southeastern (Fla.) 3; Calumet (Ind.) 1; William Penn (Iowa) 1; Spring Arbor (Mich.) 1; Lourdes (Ohio) 1.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
  • Mar. 3 - Men's Basketball vs University of Jamestown - L 72-67 - recap - stats
  • Mar. 1 - Men's Basketball vs Valley City State University - W 74-56 - recap - stats
  • Feb. 22 - Men's Basketball vs University of Jamestown - W 96-88 (OT) - recap - stats
  • Feb. 19 - Men's Basketball vs Mayville State University - W 78-65 - recap - stats
  • Feb. 15 - Men's Basketball vs Valley City State University - W 65-51 - recap - stats
  • Feb. 8 - Men's Basketball vs Presentation College - W 73-63 - recap - stats
  • Feb. 5 - Men's Basketball vs University of Jamestown - L 80-69 - recap - stats
  • Feb. 1 - Men's Basketball vs Valley City State University - L 88-63 - recap - stats
  • Jan. 29 - Men's Basketball vs Mayville State University - W 90-60 - recap - stats
  • Jan. 25 - Men's Basketball vs 5Dordt College - L 98-90 - recap - stats
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