For Release: (Immediately: Jan. 15, 2013)
Springfield, Mo. – The Evangel University men’s basketball rose two places in the NAIA-I national poll and are ranked #11 nationally this week. Evangel is 13-4 and 6-1 in the Heart of America conference. Last week, the Crusaders went 2-0 with an 80-58 win over Avila and a 76-66 win at 24th ranked Culver-Stockton. The #11 ranking is the highest Evangel has been ranked in NAIA-I since they moved to division I in 2008-09.
A complete listing of the NAIA-I top 25 can be found on-line at: http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=205974444
The Crusaders take on 25th ranked MidAmerica Nazarene on Thursday in their next game. The two teams are tied for first place in the HAAC with 6-1 league records. Game time is 7:30 p.m. in Olathe, Kan.
For additional information, contact:
Kevin Kennedy, Evangel University Athletics, (417) 865-2815, ext. 7260