Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date: February 19, 2009

For More Information: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / (901) 619-1899


Saluqis Basketball Team Climbs Up to Fourth in the NJCAA Poll

The Southwest Men's Basketball Team, winners of 20 consecutive games, moved up two spots to number four in this week's National Junior College Athletic Association Division 1 Poll. The Saluqis are now 21-1 on the season including 12-0 in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association.

Southwest features a balanced scoring attack with five players averaging in double figures. Sophomore Jeremy Williams leads the team with a 15.7 scoring average followed by fellow sophomores Reginald Owens (14.6), Myron Strong (14.4), DeAngelo Riley (12.1), and James Justice (10.6). Riley also leads the team in rebounding (8.3) and blocked shots (3.1). As a team, the Saluqis rank sixth in the NJCAA with a team scoring average of 98.3 points per game and also rank 13th in team field goal percentage at 50.1 percent.

Southwest will travel to Gallatin, Tennessee on February 25 to play Volunteer State in its final regular season game. The Saluqis will receive a first round bye in the TCCAA/NJCAA Region VII Tournament which will be held March 3-8 in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Top 25 National Poll | February 18, 2009
Rank College Region Record Points Last Week
1 Chipola College
8
27-1
320
1
2 Indian Hills Community College-Ottumwa
11
27-1
301
2
3 Miami Dade College
8
24-2
275
3
4 Southwest Tennessee Community College
7
21-1
249
6
5 Midland College
5
25-3
245
7
6 Southwestern Illinois College
24
25-2
224
9
7 North Dakota State College of Science
13
27-1
208
8
8 Southeastern Illinois College
24
22-2
196
4
9 Salt Lake Community College
18
23-3
185
10
9 South Plains College
5
22-3
185
5
11 Shelton State Community College
22
25-2
165
12
12 Monroe College
15
26-2
135
13
13 Barton County Community College
6
23-4
115
11
14 Western Oklahoma State College
2
21-4
102
15
15 North Idaho College
18
23-3
101
16
16 Southeastern Community College
11
23-5
60
14
17 Collin County Community College
5
22-4
55
19
18 Cowley County Community College
6
22-4
48
18
19 Arizona Western College
1
22-4
23
24
20 Jones County Junior College
23
20-4
21
RV
21 Tyler Junior College
14
19-5
20
17
22 Jacksonville College
14
20-6
17
22
23 Wallace State Community College-Hanceville
22
24-4
13
RV
24 South Georgia Technical College
17
22-6
11
25
25 McLennan Community College
5
22-5
10
20

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