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NIACC men move up to No. 14 in latest poll


This news story was published on December 19, 2018.
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MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team moved up to No. 14 in the NJCAA Division II poll released Tuesday.

NIACC (9-2 overall, 1-0 ICCAC) was No. 19 in the Dec. 11 poll.

South Suburban (Ill.) is ranked No. 1 and Highland (Kan.) is ranked No. 2. Kirkwood is ranked No. 7 and DMACC and Iowa Lakes are tied at No. 19.

NIACC opened ICCAC play Dec. 8 with a 104-81 win at then No. 2 Southwestern for its eighth straight victory.

NIACC also owns a win over No. 17 DCTC (101-65) on Nov. 28 in Rosemount, Minn.

The No. 14 ranking is the highest a NIACC men’s team has been ranked since the Trojans were No. 3 in the Dec. 3, 2012 poll.

NIACC, which has scored at least 100 points in five straight games, returns to action on Jan. 9 at home against Iowa Central in an ICCAC contest.

NJCAA Division II poll (Dec. 18, 2018)

South Suburban, Highland (Kan.), Parkland, Schoolcraft, Mott, Delta, Kirkwood, Erie, Potomac State, Beaver County, Johnson County, Pima, St. Clair County, NIACC, Fredrick, Catawba Valley, DCTC, Lakeland, DMACC, Iowa Lakes.

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