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Ouachita climbs in national rankings
Friday, Dec 19, 2008
By Staff † †


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)ĖThe Ouachita Baptist University menís basketball team, off to its best start since 1972, jumped four spots to No. 16 in the NABC/Division II Coaches Poll released Dec. 16.

The Tigers (9-1), who were ranked No. 20 last week, earned a 59-54 victory at Northeastern Oklahoma State before finishing the week with a 65-45 win in Memphis, Tenn., against Barry.

Ouachita, which began the 1972 season 14-1, is one of four Gulf South Conference schools in the Top 25. Arkansas-Monticello (9-0) leaped five spots from 13th to eighth. Valdosta State (9-1) moved four spots to No. 20, while Harding (7-0) enters the poll 25th.
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