Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date: January 23, 2009

For More Information: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / (901) 619-1899


Southwest Menís Basketball Team Moves Up One Spot in Poll

The Southwest Menís Basketball Team moved up one spot to number 21 in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Top 25 Poll released this week. The Saluqis are now 13-1 overall and 6-0 in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association coming off a 118-78 win over Dyersburg State on January 21.

The Saluqis have received strong play from sophomores Jeremy Williams (16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds), Myron Strong (14.4 points, 3.1 assists), Reginald Owens (14.1 points, 6.7 rebounds), DeAngelo Riley (11.6 points, 7.7 rebounds), Jeremy Rodgers (10.0 points, 7.1 rebounds) and James Justice (8.1 points, 2.2 assists).

The next game for Southwest will be January 24 when the Saluqis host conference rival Jackson State for Homecoming at the Verties Sails Gymnasium.

Rank

College

Region

Record

Points

Last Week

1

Chipola College

8

20-1

316

1

2

Southeastern Illinois College

24

16-0

302

2

3

Indian Hills Community College-Ottumwa

11

20-1

289

3

4

Midland College

5

20-1

264

4

5

North Dakota State College of Science

13

21-0

249

6

6

Cowley County Community College

6

16-2

221

5

7

Salt Lake Community College

18

16-1

186

14

8

Southeastern Community College

11

19-2

177

7

9

Tyler Junior College

14

15-1

148

16

10

Northwest Florida State College

8

17-3

139

8

11

Barton County Community College

6

18-1

121

18

12

Collin County Community College

5

17-2

117

15

13

North Idaho College

18

17-1

112

12

14

South Plains College

5

16-2

99

13

15

Odessa College

5

17-3

94

9

16

Paris Junior College

14

13-3

75

10

17

Miami Dade College

8

17-2

72

19

18

Arizona Western College

1

16-2

65

20

19

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

2

16-4

60

11

20

Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

22

17-1

47

21

21

Southwest Tennessee Community College

7

13-1

38

22

22

College of Southern Idaho

18

15-3

30

24

23

Southwestern Illinois College

24

16-2

21

23

24

College of Eastern Utah

18

16-2

19

17

25

McLennan Community College

5

19-1

17

RV

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