UCCS men earn regional ranking

By Doug Fitzgerald published January 24, 2007

For the first time in school history, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team found itself listed in the North Central Region rankings, which were released Wednesday.

The Mountain Lions were ranked sixth in the rankings, the first release this season.

Winona State, which is also ranked No. 1 nationally, topped the North central Region. Minnesota State, Mankato, which defeated UCCS 74-71 on Dec. 1, was second. Those two were followed by Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rivals Nebraska-Kearney and Metro State. St. Cloud State was fifth.

The Mountain Lions will play Metro State Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Lions' Den.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Mesa State, Fort Lewis, Augustana and Concordia-St. Paul.

UCCS, which has had only one winning season in the program's 20-year history, is 13-4 this season.


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