TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE MEN'S BASKETBALL: Men's Basketball rises to fifth in final Regional Rankings before Selection Sunday
by JOSH MANCK, Texas A&M-Commerce
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Men's Basketball rises to fifth in final Regional Rankings before Selection Sunday - LINK

INDIANAPOLIS– The Texas A&M University-Commerce men's basketball team is ranked fifth in the final edition of the 2017-18 NCAA South Central Regional rankings. The South Central Region consists of the Lone Star, Heartland, and Rocky Mountain Athletic conferences. The rankings were released on Wednesday by the NCAA. 

 

A&M-Commerce is one of five teams from the Lone Star Conference in the rankings. West Texas A&M is ranked first followed by UT Permian Basin in second, Tarleton State in ninth, and Angelo State in tenth. The tournament champions of the LSC, HC, and RMAC, as well as five at-large teams will advance to the NCAA Division II basketball Championship, with the South Central Regional hosted by the team that finishes the season in the No. 1 spot. The regional tournament is set to begin on March 10.

 

The Lions have wins over West Texas A&M, UT Permian Basin, Angelo State, and Tarleton State. Five of the Lions' seven losses this season have come to teams in the rankings. The Lions were the biggest mover in this week's ranking, jumping from eighth to fifth.

 

The Lions are currently 20-7 with a conference record of 12-6. The Lions are the fourth seed in the Lone Star Conference Championship, which will begin for A&M-Commerce on Friday, March 2, at 6 p.m., when the Lions take on fifth-seeded Angelo State at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco.

 

NCAA DII South Central Region Rankings

as of February 28, 2018

Pl

School

D-II

In-Reg

1

West Texas A&M

22-3

20-3

2

UT Permian Basin

19-5

19-5

3

Arkansas-Fort Smith

21-4

20-4

4

Fort Lewis

19-5

19-5

5

A&M-COMMERCE

17-7

17-7

6

Regis

22-5

21-5

7

Dallas Baptist

18-5

18-5

8

Colorado School of Mines

19-7

19-7

9

Tarleton State

14-10

14-8

10

Angelo State

14-10

14-10

 

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