Men's basketball drops one spot to No. 6 in NCAA regional rankings
by JOSH MANCK, Texas A&M-Commerce
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Men's basketball drops one spot to No. 6 in NCAA regional rankings – LINK

 

COMMERCE– The Texas A&M University-Commerce men's basketball team is ranked sixth in the official NCAA South Central Regional Rankings. The South Central Region consists of the Lone Star, Heartland and Rocky Mountain Athletic conferences. The third issue of the official rankings was released on Wednesday by the NCAA. The Lions moved down one spot from last week's rankings after losing to No. 2 UT Permian Basin and No. 3 West Texas A&M last week.

 

A&M-Commerce is one of six teams from the LSC in the regional rankings. UT Permian Basin is ranked second, followed by West Texas A&M in third and Tarleton State in fourth. Cameron is ranked eighth and A&M-Kingsville is ninth. The tournament champions of the LSC, HC, and RMAC, as well as five at-large teams will advance to the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament, hosted by the team that finishes the season in the No. 1 spot. The regional tournament is set to begin on March 11.

 

Five of the Lions' nine losses have come to teams ranked in the top 10 in the region. A&M-Commerce has wins over Tarleton State, WT, Cameron and CSU-Pueblo and two wins over A&M-Kingsville.

 

A&M-Commerce is currently 18-9 and is the fourth seed in the LSC postseason tournament set to begin Thursday. The Lions will begin their postseason facing fifth-seeded Cameron on Friday at 8:30 p.m. The Lions split the season series against the Aggies. All tournament games will be played at the Allen Events Center. Should the Lions win, they would play at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday against the winner of the UTPB and Midwestern State matchup on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. The championship game, with an automatic berth into the regional tournament, will be played Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

NCAA DII South Central Region Rankings

as of March 1, 2017

Pl.

School

DII Record

In-Region

1.

Colorado Mines

23-3

23-3

2.

UT Permian Basin

18-5

18-5

3.

West Texas A&M

23-7

19-7

4.

Tarleton State

20-6

16-6

5.

Fort Lewis

19-5

19-5

6.

A&M-COMMERCE

16-9

15-9

7.

Colorado State-Pueblo

19-8

19-8

8.

Cameron

16-10

16-10

9.

A&M-Kingsville

17-10

17-10

10.

Regis (Colorado)

18-8

16-8

  

 

 

 

Josh Manck

 

Assistant Athletics Director for Communications | Texas A&M University-Commerce

 

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