PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Kent State Tuscarawas Golden Eagles men’s basketball maintained their DII, No. 6 ranking in the latest United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Coaches Poll. The poll is released every Wednesday and the Eagles did not move up despite increasing their power points total.
Winners of three in a row, the Golden Eagles (10-4) received 102 points in the latest poll, up from 99 points in the week five poll. Last week, KSU Tusc defeated Terra State (73-70) and Bryant and Stratton Ohio (78-50).
The updated rankings place a higher importance on Saturday’s matchup against Miami University – Hamilton (MUH), who is 15-4 on the year ranked third in USCAA DII -- 24 points ahead of the Golden Eagles. The game will have a huge impact on the tournament pairings in late February and be of additional importance since the two teams will become foes next year in a newly formed Ohio midland conference.
The Golden Eagles are 33 points behind poll leading Penn State Wilkes Barre (12-1).
The rankings can be found at the following link:
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