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Friday, February 17, 2012

BOWIE STATE RANKED FIFTH IN NCAA ATLANTIC REGION


(BOWIE, Md.)  Bowie State University has been ranked fifth in the Atlantic Region in the NCAA's first regional men's basketball poll.  These rankings are used to determine seedings in the NCAA Division II basketball tournament.

Last week, the Bulldogs defeated Chowan University, Elizabeth City State University and Lincoln University of Pennsylvania to improve their record to 19-4.  Bowie State is 11-3 in the CIAA and 7-1 in the Northern Division. 

West Liberty (W.Va.) University sits atop the Atlantic Division with a 21-1 record, 19-1 in the region.  CIAA conference foe and Southern Division leader Shaw University is second, followed by Charleston (W.Va.) third and Alderson-Broaddus (W.Va.) College is fourth.  CIAA member Winston-Salem State University ranks seventh in the region.

The Bulldogs return to action Saturday (February 18th) hosting Virginia State University at 4:05 pm in a nationally televised game.  Bowie State travels to Virginia Union University on Monday (February 20th) and will close out the regular season - Saturday, February 25th at home against Washington Adventist University.

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