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Gold Rush remain 11th in NAIA Division I Top 25

January 31, 2011

     NEW ORLEANS — For the second straight week Xavier University of Louisiana is 11th in the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25. The poll was released Monday.
     Xavier (20-2) won twice — 69-63 at home againat Mobile and 56-54 at SUNO — to increase its win streak to six games. XU's men have won 24 of their last 27 games dating to last season.
     Xavier has been ranked in every top 25 this season, with a high of ninth on Dec. 13. For the fourth straight week Xavier is one of two Gulf Coast Athletic Conference teams in the top 25. The other, Tougaloo, held on to its No. 22 rating after winning twice.
     The next Gold Rush game will start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Barn against Belhaven, which is responsible for two of Xavier's three losses in the last 27 games. The Blazers beat Xavier 66-55 at Jackson, Miss., on Jan. 8.
     Robert Morris (Chicago) is No. 1 for the second straight week, edging Concordia (Calif.) by three points for the top spot. Robert Morris received seven first-place votes, two less than last week, and Concordia collected five.


   
NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25
(first-place votes in parentheses — records through Sunday, Jan. 30)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Robert Morris (Chicago) (7) 20-1 308 1
2 Concordia (Calif.) (5) 20-2 305 2
3 LSU-Shreveport 18-1 291 3
4 Mountain State 19-2 282 4
5 Texas Wesleyan 19-2 256 6
6 Georgetown (Ky.) 21-2 255 7
7 Azusa Pacific 19-3 252 5
8 Oklahoma Baptist 18-4 248 9
9 Martin Methodist 20-1 239 8
10 Lindenwood 20-2 227 10
11 Xavier 20-2 216 11
12 Southern Nazarene 17-4 191 12
13 Park 14-4 180 18
14 Union (Tenn.) 18-4 175 17
15 Lee (Tenn.) 17-5 167 15
16 Westminster (Utah) 17-4 165 23
17 William Jewell 18-3 153 14
18 Biola 19-3 145 16
19 Cumberlands 12-7 137 NR
20 St. Catharine 14-5 112 13
21 Columbia (Mo.) 19-3 103 25
22 Tougaloo 17-4 96 22
23 Shorter 17-4 82 RV
24 Northwestern Oklahoma State 15-7 70 21
25 Lewis-Clark State 14-6 68 RV

Others receiving votes: St. Francis (Ill.) 57, Southern Polytechnic 46, Freed-Hardeman 43, Life 27, Montana Western 17, Oklahoma Christian 13, Emmanuel 11, Pikeville 8, Evangel 4, McKendree 3, Montana State Northern 1, Point Loma Nazarene 1, Texas College 1, Lindsey Wilson 1, Westmont 1, Our Lady of the Lake 1, John Brown 1, Cumberland 1.

 

 
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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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