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GU men's basketball ranked No. 2 in NEAC preseason coaches poll

GU men's basketball ranked No. 2 in NEAC preseason coaches poll

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University men's basketball team will enter the 2016-17 season ranked second overall in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) preseason coaches poll. The Bison accumulated 152 points and four first-place votes.

GU is coming off an 18-8 season that tied the school record for conference wins (14) and overall wins in a season (18). The Bison ended their season in the NEAC semifinal round with a 74-63 loss to Morrisville State College.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute is the preseason No. 1 as the Wildcats collected 157 points. The Bison are followed by No. 3 Morrisville State College in third (140 points).  Lancaster Bible College, the 2015-16 NEAC champions, check in at No. 5 (135) and two first-place votes. Wells College was the other program to receive a first-place vote as the Express were picked fourth (137).

Gallaudet opens the season next week against Bridgewater (Va.) College on Friday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. in Harrisonburg, Va.

2016-17 NEAC Men's Basketball Preseason Poll

  1. SUNY Polytechnic Institute (5)
  2. GALLAUDET (4)
  3. Morrisville State (2)
  4. Wells (1)
  5. Lancaster Bible (2)
  6. Penn St.-Berks
  7. Bryn Athyn
  8. Keuka
  9. Penn St.-Abington
  10. Cazenovia
  11. Wilson
  12. Penn College
  13. SUNY Cobleskill
  14. Saint Elizabeth

( ) = First-place votes

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