Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Georgetown College Picked to Win Mid-South Conference in 2016-17

Georetown College edged out Campbellsville and Lindsey Wilson as the preseason favorites to win the Mid-South Conference this season. 

The Tigers collected 44 total points and 3 first-place votes in the league's preseason poll. Campbellsville and Lindsey Wilson tied for second with 36 total points each.

Pikeville is No. 4 and University of the Cumberlands comes in at No. 5.

Life, Cumberland and Shawnee State round out the preseason poll.

Here's a release from the MSC:

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Georgetown (Ky.) is the favorite to win the 2016-17 Mid-South Conference men's basketball regular season title, the conference office announced on Wednesday.

Georgetown earned a total of 44 points and three of the eight first-place votes. Last season, the Tigers swept the conference regular season and tournament titles, en route to finishing as the national runner-up.

Campbellsville (Ky.) and Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) are tied for second in the poll. Campbellsville garnered three first-place votes to go along with 36 points, while Lindsey Wilson picked up the final two first-place votes and 36 points.

Pikeville (Ky.) is fourth in the conference poll with 34 voting points, followed by Cumberlands (Ky.) in fifth with 33 points.

Life (Ga.) garnered 20 points, which slotted them at sixth. Rounding out the poll is Cumberland (Tenn.) with 14 points and Shawnee State (Ohio) with seven points. Coaches' were not allowed to vote for their own teams.

The 2017 Mid-South Conference Men's Basketball Championship is slated for March 2-5 at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky.

2016-17 Mid-South Conference Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll

Pos. Team Points (First-Place Votes) 2015-16 Record (MSC)
1. Georgetown (Ky.) 44 (3) 32-4 (13-3)
2. Campbellsville (Ky.) 36 (3) 25-11 (8-8)
2. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 36 (2) 17-14 (6-10)
4. Pikeville (Ky.) 34 25-6 (12-4)
5. Cumberlands (Ky.) 33 24-12 (10-6)
6. Life (Ga.) 20 18-12 (7-9)
7. Cumberland (Tenn.) 14 12-18 (5-11)
8. Shawnee State (Ohio) 7 15-15 (8-8)

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