January 15, 2019 / ‘Blazers slip in latest basketball poll
VINCENNES, Ind. - The stay at the top of the National Junior College
Athletic Association Division I Poll for the Vincennes University
men’s basketball team was short-lived.
With a 98-96 overtime loss to District 16 foe Olney Central
on Jan. 9, the ‘Blazers fell to No. 4 in the latest poll which was
released on Tuesday afternoon.
VU received 357 points and did not receive a first-place
vote for the first time in the last four polls.
South Plains (15-1) moved up a spot to take over the top
spot with 397 points and 13 first-place votes. Florida Southwestern
State (18-1) received the other three first-place votes and moved up
one spot to No. 2 with 385 points.
Another District 16 opponent, John A. Logan (15-1) moved up
two spots to No. 3. The Vols only loss this season came against VU.
Coffeyville (16-2) rounds out the top 5.
Olney Central (15-1) moved up to No. 22 after spending the
last two polls receiving votes.
complete Top 25 can be found here.
The loss to the Blue Knights ended VU’s 28-game home winning
streak and marked the first time the Trailblazers suffered defeat this season.
VU (15-1) returns to the court for the first time since the
loss to Olney Central when it travels to Southwestern Illinois on Wednesday.
Last Saturday’s game against Lewis and Clark was postponed
due to adverse weather and will be made up on Monday, Jan. 28. The
game will be played in Godfrey, Illinois and starts at 8 p.m. EST.
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