Georgetown moves up on spot in the final poll to No. 7.
Men's Basketball - Wed, Mar. 9, 2011
Georgetown College men's basketball moves up one spot to No. 7 in the final Coaches' Poll released Wednesday afternoon. Tournament seedings will not be announced until later this evening.
"In the end, everyone has to win the games in order to survive and advance," GC coach Happy Osborne
said. "It is an honor to be in the tournament for the 20th straight year and says a lot about the quality players and assistant coaches we have had at Georgetown College."
The Tigers (29-4) moved ahead of Asuza Pacific, which fell two notches after a conference final loss to No. 2 Concordia.
Robert Morris University finishes the season at No. 1, a spot it held since the Jan. 24 poll. The only time the Illinois school was not ranked on top, it was in the second spot for two weeks in early January.
Other Mid-South Conference schools in the rankings are No. 14 St. Catharine College, edging up four spots by reaching the finals and losing to Georgetown Sunday, and No. 24 Pikeville College.
Georgetown and SCC were assured spots in the NAIA Men's National Basketball Tournament beginning next Wednesday in Kansas City by meeting in the conference finals, but Pikeville had to sweat it out until the poll was released to know that it will be the third MSC team dancing this March.