Men's basketball picked 2nd in HAAC preseason poll

For Release: (Immediately: Oct. 8, 2012)

Springfield, Mo. – The Evangel University men’s basketball is picked to finish second in the Heart of America Athletic Conference in the league’s preseason coaches’ poll released today.

The Crusaders received one first place and received 73 points in the poll and ranked behind only defending conference champion MidAmerica Nazarene (coaches cannot vote for their own team in the poll.

Evangel finished 24-10 last season, 14-4 in the conference and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament round of 16 for the second straight year.  

The Crusaders return 4 starters and 6 lettermen from last season’s team.

The complete HAAC preseason men's basketball poll:

 

Team   (First Place Votes)

Points

1.

MidAmerica Nazarene (9)

81

2.

Evangel (1)

73

3.

Baker

60

4.

Benedictine

52

5.

Avila

48

6.

Central Methodist

43

7.

Graceland

40

8.

Missouri Valley

27

9.

Peru State

16

10.

Culver-Stockton
 

10

For additional information, contact:
Kevin Kennedy, Evangel University Athletics, (417) 865-2815, ext. 7260

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