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Gold Rush capture first place in GCAC preseason poll
September 20, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana is the preseason pick to win the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball championship in 2010-11.
     The Gold Rush received 24 points in a poll of the GCAC's head coaches. Tougaloo was second with 21 points.
     "It's an honor that the coaches and peers feel this way about your basketball team," eighth-year Xavier Coach Dannton Jackson said. "But there are a lot of games to be played. We have not played any games yet, so we are an unproven team. We look forward to the challenges and the competition."
     Xavier returns seven lettermen from last season's 18-13 team, including All-GCAC and third-team All-Louisiana guard Michael Harvey. The Gold Rush in 2009-10 ranked second in NAIA Division I in field-goal percentage defense, sixth in scoring defense and defeated three ranked opponents. Xavier's 25 seasons of 20 or more victories are the most in the history of Louisiana men's college basketball.

Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Men's Basketball
2010-11 Preseason Coaches Poll

No. School Points
1. Xavier 24
2. Tougaloo 21
3. SUNO 19
4. Dillard 14
5. Edward Waters 8
6. Fisk 7

Xavier in previous GCAC polls
2009-10 — 8th
2008-09 — 2nd
2007-08 — 1st
2006-07 — 6th
2004-05 — 3rd
2003-04 — 4th
2002-03 — 5th
2001-02 — 1st
       2000-01 — 2nd
1999-2000 — 3rd
1992-93 — 2nd
1991-92 — 1st
1989-90 — 6th
1988-89 — 4th
1987-88 — 2nd


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball.

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