Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date: January 28, 2009

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


Southwest Menís Basketball Team Jumps To Number 12 In Poll

Coming off a 114-68 homecoming win over Jackson State on January 24, the Southwest Menís Basketball Team leaped nine spots to number 12 in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division 1 Poll. The Saluqis are currently 15-1 and are winners of 14 consecutive games.

As a team, Southwest is averaging 97.8 points per game which ranks fifth in the NJCAA and also ranks 12th in field goal percentage at 50.9 percent. Five sophomores are averaging at least ten points per game: Jeremy Williams (16.5 points, 6.1 rebounds), Myron Strong (14.8 points, 3.2 assists), Reginald Owens (13.9 points, 6.8 rebounds), DeAngelo Riley (11.5 points, 7.8 rebounds), and Jeremy Rodgers (10.4 points, 7.3 rebounds).

Top 25 National Poll   |   January 27, 2009

Rank

College

Region

Record

Points

Last Week

1

Chipola College

8

21-1

313

1

2

Southeastern Illinois College

24

18-0

303

2

3

Indian Hills Community College-Ottumwa

11

22-1

286

3

4

Midland College

5

21-1

274

4

5

North Dakota State College of Science

13

22-0

250

5

6

Salt Lake Community College

18

18-1

227

7

7

South Plains College

5

18-2

152

14

8

Tyler Junior College

14

16-2

148

9

9

Miami Dade College

8

19-2

144

17

10

Barton County Community College

6

18-2

133

11

11

Southeastern Community College

11

19-3

126

8

12

Southwest Tennessee Community College

7

15-1

121

21

13

Cowley County Community College

6

17-3

110

6

14

Southwestern Illinois College

24

18-2

96

23

15

Western Oklahoma State College

2

16-2

92

RV

16

McLennan Community College

5

20-1

77

25

17

Collin County Community College

5

17-3

76

12

18

North Idaho College

18

18-2

67

13

19

College of Eastern Utah

18

17-2

52

24

20

Arizona Western College

1

17-3

48

18

21

Northwest Florida State College

8

17-5

33

10

22

Jones County Junior College

23

16-2

32

RV

23

Monroe College

15

20-2

30

RV

24

Shelton State Community College

22

18-2

26

NR

25

Jacksonville College

14

16-4

24

RV

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