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Vincennes University falls in NJCAA Men’s Basketball Rankings

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University fell from No. 1 in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings.

The Trailblazers are No. 9 in the rankings released on Jan. 13.

VU received 278 points after losing to host Olney Central College on Jan. 8. The Blazers (15-2) bounced back with a win on Jan. 11 against Shawnee.

Ranger (Texas) regained the No. 1 spot from VU and received 10 of the 16 first-place votes. Florida SouthWestern State jumped to No. 2 from No. 3 with four first-place votes.

Mineral Area (Mo.) and Pearl River (Miss.) earned the other first-place votes. Mineral Area moved up No. 3 from fifth. Indian Hills (Iowa) took over No. 4 after being ranked sixth a week ago. Pearl River dropped one spot to fifth.

The top 10 teams are:  Ranger (390 points), Florida SouthWestern State (385), Mineral Area (340), Indian Hills (336), Pearl River (328), Tyler (316), Northern Oklahoma Tonkawa (300), Clarendon (284), VU (278) and Tallahassee (274).

VU returns to the court on Jan. 15 and it’s a big night as VU celebrates 1990s superstar Shawn Marion. The NBA champion and four-time NBA all-star Shawn Marion will be honored by his alma mater with a special ceremony at halftime against Lake Land. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. EST in the P.E. Complex.

VU received points in the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Rankings, but not enough to crack the top 25. The Lady Blazers, winners of 14 straight games, received four points in the Jan. 13 poll. They are second out of five teams in the honorable mention or Others Receiving Votes category.

The Lady Blazers (17-3) play next on Jan. 22 against Kaskaskia at 5 p.m. EST in the P.E. Complex.

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