TOWSON EARNS FIRST-EVER VOTE IN AP MEN’S BASKETBALL POLL
Tigers listed among ‘others receiving votes’ in this week’s poll
BALTIMORE, Md. – For the first time in school history, the Towson University men’s basketball team earned a vote in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, which was released on Monday.
The Tigers, who are the Preseason Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) favorites, are coming off a 72-45 rout of Navy in their season opener on Friday. The 27-point margin of victory was the largest for Towson against a Division I school in a home opener and largest against any program in an opener since 1984.
Coach Pat Skerry’s squad returns its top five scorers from last year’s team that went 18-13 en route to setting the largest single-season turnaround in NCAA Division I history.
Kentucky was ranked No. 1 for the second straight week as the Wildcats received 28 first place votes. Michigan State, Louisville, Duke and Kansas round out the Top 5 teams in this week’s poll.
Towson was in the ‘others receiving votes’ category just outside the Top 25. In that category were: Creighton 148, Tennessee 138, Indiana 78, Iowa 54, Harvard 46, Boise State 24, Colorado 18, Villanova 14, Arizona State 11, LSU 8, Washington 8, UNLV 6, Pittsburgh 6, Georgetown 4, Stanford 3, Saint Louis 3, Missouri 3, Cincinnati 2 and Towson 1.