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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Jan. 31, 2012

Bearcats return to NABC Top 25

Complete Top 25

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State returned to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 released Tuesday standing at No. 22 in the latest rankings.

The Bearcats enter their bye week at 16-3 on the season and are coming off a 75-57 win over then-No. 23 Fort Hays State. Northwest sits tied atop the MIAA standings with Central Missouri at 10-3 with a game and a half separating second-place Washburn.

After receiving votes in last week’s poll, Northwest is the highest ranked MIAA team in the NABC Top 25.

Bellamine (Ky.) remains at No. 1 followed by West Liberty (W. Va.) at No. 2.

South Central Region foe, Tarleton State climbs to No. 3 with Winona State at No. 4 and Colorado School of Mines rounding out the top five.

Other region opponents in the top 25 include Midwestern State at No. 11 and Missouri Southern at No. 23.

The Bearcats return to the hardwood Saturday as they travel to Pittsburg State for a 3:30 p.m. tipoff from John Lance Arena.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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