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    Montreat at 85
    St. Andrews 91
  • Yesterday
    Milligan at 104
    Tennessee Wesleyan 107
  • Yesterday
    Reinhardt at 123
    Point 109
  • Yesterday
    Allen at 83
    Bluefield 73
  • Yesterday
    Union at 84
    Bryan 70
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    Fisk University at 64
    Truett-McConnell 92
  • Monday, Jan 16
    Montreat at 90
    Crown College 52
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    St. Andrews at 67
    Milligan 66
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    Tennessee Wesleyan at 79
    Truett-McConnell 84
  • Saturday, Jan 14
    Allen at 90
    Montreat 94
  • Saturday, Jan 14
    Point at 73
    Bluefield 90
  • Saturday, Jan 14
    Bryan at 80
    Reinhardt 82
  • Wednesday, Jan 11
    Bluefield at (OT) 81
    Tennessee Wesleyan 73
  • Wednesday, Jan 11
    Montreat at 84
    Point 60
  • Wednesday, Jan 11
    Milligan at 82
    Reinhardt 110
  • Wednesday, Jan 11
    Allen at 86
    Bryan 77
  • Wednesday, Jan 11
    Truett-McConnell at 65
    Union 87
  • Monday, Jan 9
    Point at 86
    Milligan 94
  • Monday, Jan 9
    Bob Jones University at 83
    Montreat 95
  • Monday, Jan 9
    Voorhees College at 74
    Tennessee Wesleyan 87
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Men's Basketball - Wed, Feb. 29, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tennessee Wesleyan is tied for the No. 23 in the final regular-season installment of the 2011-12 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, announced Wednesday by the national office.

The Bulldogs (24-9 overall) received 105 total points as did poll newcomer Saint Francis (Ind.) to land 23rd. 

Tennessee Wesleyan won both the Appalachian Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament championships. In the tournament title game, it defeated second-seeded Reinhardt (Ga.) 52-50 on a last-second shot.

The Eagles were the only other AAC squad to pick up any votes as they garnered three.

 

For the eighth time this year, Northwood (Fla.) holds the No. 1 position in the NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll. With all 14 first-place votes and 374 points, the Seahawks wrapped up the regular-season with a 30-3 record and were champions of The Sun Conference Tournament.

Qualifiers for the 21st annual NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship will be announced today at 3 p.m. CST on NAIA.org. Ten at-large selections will be added to the 21 automatic berths, along with host school Ozarks (Mo.). The official 32-team bracket will then be unveiled by 6 p.m. CST on NAIA.org.

No. 2 Oregon Tech bumps up one spot with 357 points. Davenport (Mich.) also slides up once to No. 3 with 346 points. After a loss in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament championships, Dordt (Iowa) falls two positions to No. 4. Fifth-ranked McPherson (Kan.) holds with 327 points.

No. 23 (tie) Saint Francis bumped out Valley City State (N.D.) (No. 25). The Cougars advanced to the title game in the Mid-Central College Conference tournament as the No. 4 seed. Saint Francis was out of the poll for one week on Feb. 20.

The Mid-Central College Conference boasts the most programs ranked in the Top 25: No. 11 Grace (Ind.), No. 13 Indiana Wesleyan, No. 19 Marian (Ind.) and Saint Francis. Overall, 12 of the 14 conferences and independents are represented this week.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and independents. The postseason Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll will be announced on March 19.

To view the entire poll, click here.