NIACC men move up to No. 14

NIACC's Deundra Roberson looks to drive to the basket in the Dec. 8 game at Southwestern.
NIACC's Deundra Roberson looks to drive to the basket in the Dec. 8 game at Southwestern.

MASON CITY - The NIACC men's basketball team moved up to No. 14 in the NJCAA Division II poll released Tuesday.

NIACC (9-2 overall, 1-0 ICCAC) was No. 19 in the Dec. 11 poll.

South Suburban (Ill.) is ranked No. 1 and Highland (Kan.) is ranked No. 2. Kirkwood is ranked No. 7 and DMACC and Iowa Lakes are tied at No. 19.

NIACC opened ICCAC play Dec. 8 with a 104-81 win at then No. 2 Southwestern for its eighth straight victory.

NIACC also owns a win over No. 17 DCTC (101-65) on Nov. 28 in Rosemount, Minn.

The No. 14 ranking is the highest a NIACC men's team has been ranked since the Trojans were No. 3 in the Dec. 3, 2012 poll.

NIACC, which has scored at least 100 points in five straight games, returns to action on Jan. 9 at home against Iowa Central in an ICCAC contest.

NJCAA Division II poll (Dec. 18, 2018)

South Suburban, Highland (Kan.), Parkland, Schoolcraft, Mott, Delta, Kirkwood, Erie, Potomac State, Beaver County, Johnson County, Pima, St. Clair County, NIACC, Fredrick, Catawba Valley, DCTC, Lakeland, DMACC, Iowa Lakes.

NIACC's 2018-19 season (9-2 overall)

DCTC 91, NIACC 80

NIACC 97, Bay College 77

Iowa Western 100, NIACC 76

NIACC 78, Marshalltown CC 73

NIACC 99, RCTC 67

NIACC 94, Southeastern CC 86

NIACC 109, Wartburg College JV 77

NIACC 101, DCTC 65

NIACC 105, Northeast CC 71

NIACC 108, Luther College JV 70

NIACC 104, Southwestern 81

IN THE POLLS

(NIACC's recent history in the NJCAA Division II polls)

2012-13

Nov. 13 - 11th

Nov. 20 - 5th

Nov. 27 - 3rd

Dec. 4 - 3rd

2013-14

Dec. 3 - 16th

2018-19

Dec. 11 - 19th

Dec. 18 - 14th

 

NIACC men move up to No. 14
December 18, 2018 NIACC men move up to No. 14
NIACC men play at DCTC
November 28, 2018 NIACC men play at DCTC
NIACC stops RCTC, 99-67
November 10, 2018 NIACC stops RCTC, 99-67