Shaw Ranked Sixth in NABC Poll
[Raleigh, NC] - Shaw moved up three spots in this week's National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II poll, coming in at sixth. This is the highest ranking in the history of the men's basketball program at Shaw. Last week the Bears were ninth in the poll.
The program's previous high ranking was in 2002-2003 when they were tenth in the first poll of the season.
Last week, the Bears handily defeated Fayetteville State and Winston-Salem State to raise their record to 23-2 and continue what is now a 19-game winning streak. Shaw is 15-0 in the CIAA and 9-0 in the Southern Division. The Bears have already clinched the division title.
After last week's number one team, Bellarmine, suffered a loss, West Liberty takes over the top spot in the poll. Last season, West Liberty knocked Shaw out of the NCAA tournament in the second round.
The Bears close out the regular season on Thursday when they travel to cross-town rival Saint Augustine's for a 7:30 tip. Shaw has already earned a bye in the CIAA Tournament and will open play on Thursday, March 1.