Men's basketball jumps to #13 in NAIA-I national poll

For Release: (Immediately: Jan. 9, 2013)

Springfield, Mo. – The Evangel University men’s basketball moved up to 13th in the nation in the NAIA-I coaches’ poll. The Crusaders (11-4) were ranked 18th in the last national poll on Dec. 5). The #13 ranking is Evangel’s highest ever ranking since joining NAIA-I in 2008-09.

Also in the Heart of America conference, Culver-Stockton (14-3, 5-0) cracked in the top 25 at 24th nationally while MidAmerica Nazarene dropped out of the top 25.

A full listing of the top 25 can be here online: http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=205890072

The Crusaders return to action Thursday hosting Avila at 7:30 p.m. They travel to Culver-Stockton for a 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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

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