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Georgetown College Tiger Basketball has been picked to win both the women's and men's Mid-South Conference titles by the conference coaches.
In the women's rankings, Georgetown received 33 points and five first place votes to earn the top spot. University of the Cumberlands is predicted to finish second in the Mid-South with 32 points, including the final two first place votes. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.
Georgetown captured the Mid-South Conference Tournament championship last season after finishing a game behind regular season co-champions Cumberlands and Lindsey Wilson College. The Tigers return four seniors Ashley Bell, Katie Filliatreau, Makaine Huffer and Maddy Lewis and junior All-American Jayme Gilbert to this year's team.
Lindsey Wilson edged out CampbellsvilleUniversity for third in the preseason poll. The Blue Raiders received 25 points, while Campbellsville received 24 points.
PikevilleCollege is predicted to finish fifth after receiving 14 points and West Virginia University Institute of Technology (10 points) and St. Catharine College (9) complete the coaches' preseason picks.
On the men's side, the Tigers received 35 points, including five first place votes. University of the Cumberlands is projected to finished second with 30 points, including the final two first place votes. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.
Georgetown won the regular season and conference tournament championships last season. The Tigers have won or shared the MSC regular season title in each of the last seven seasons. The Tigers return four starters from last year's team that went undefeated in regular season play with a record of 32-0, including David Graham, Demetrius Guions, Kyle Saxton Jerry Turner.
Campbellsville University is projected third with 30 points and Pikeville College is predicted to finish fourth with 23 points.
Lindsey Wilson College (16 points), St. Catharine College (9) and West Virginia University Institute of Technology (8) complete the coaches' preseason picks.
The Mid-South Conference schedule begins January 15, 2009.