Dordt College News

Dordt No. 7 In Poll

March 5, 2014

(Sioux Center, Iowa; Wednesday, March 5)The Dordt College Defender men’s basketball team is no. 7 in the final in-season NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll released on Wednesday, March 5.

The Defenders, who went 2-1 since the last poll and finished as the runner-up in the GPAC post-season tournament,  qualify for the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship with a 28-5 record. 

The Defenders took 304 points in the polling and were one of 13 teams moving up or down one spot in the voting.  Saint Xavier (Illinois) jumped Dordt after winning their post-season tournament championship.  Midland, after dropping a quarterfinal round game in the GPAC tournament, dropped from no. 8 to no. 10 and Morningside, riding a 10 game winning streak, moved up three spots to no. 12.

The Defenders will be making their third straight appearance at the National Championship hosted by the College of the Ozarks.  The 32 team field was announced on Wednesday afternoon with the pairings for the event announced Wednesday night at 8:00 pm.

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