INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men’s basketball team is ranked No. 10 in the first NCAA Division II South Central Region rankings released by the national committee this afternoon. The Mountain Lions are regionally ranked for the second time in program history and the first time since Jan. 24, 2007.
The Mountain Lions are one of three teams from the RMAC in the top 10 of the region, along with second-ranked Metro State and fourth-ranked Colorado Mines. The top eight teams in the final regional ranking on March 9 will advance to the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Tournament, hosted by the top ranked team in the final ranking. Eight regions of eight teams each will make up the national tournament field of 64 teams.
UCCS is 16-6 overall and in third place in the RMAC standings with four regular season games left to play. The Mountain Lions have won their last seven games and need one more win to set the program record for wins in a season.
UCCS travels for the final time in the regular season with games Friday at Chadron State and Saturday at Black Hills State. Both games will start at 7:30 p.m.
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