Lexxus Graham and the Campbellsville women’s basketball team are tied for second overall in the MSC preseason coaches’ poll. Photo by CU Athletics.
The Lady Tiger basketball squad is tied for second in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the conference office announced on Tuesday morning.
Campbellsville earned 41 total points in the conference rating and picked up one of the eight first-place votes. Last season, the Lady Tigers finished third in the conference with a 10-4 mark and went 28-7 overall en route to an appearance in the NAIA Fab Four. Campbellsville was the only team from the Mid-South Conference to appear in the national semifinals.
Shawnee State University sits atop the poll with four of the eight first-place votes and 46 total points. The Bears won a share of the MSC regular season title last season and won their third-straight MSC Tournament title.
Lindsey Wilson College joins Campbellsville at No. 2 in the ranking with the final three first-place votes and 41 points. The Blue Raiders shared the regular season title with Shawnee State after going 13-1.
Cumberland University is fourth in rating with 29 points, followed by University of Pikeville with 26 voting points from the conference coaches. University of the Cumberlands – who edged the Lady Tigers in the conference tournament last season – is sixth overall after earning 20 total points.
Rounding out the preseason poll is Georgetown College with 14 points and Life University with seven total points.
The 2018 Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Championship is slated for March 1-4 at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville, Ky.
Campbellsville kicks off its 2017-18 season on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the MSC/SSAC Challenge against Blue Mountain College.
2017-18 Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
Pos. Team Points (First-Place Votes) 2016-17 Record (MSC)
1. Shawnee State (Ohio) 46 (4) 31-3 (13-1)
2. Campbellsville (Ky.) 41 (1) 28-7 (10-4)
2. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 41 (3) 32-3 (13-1)
4. Cumberland (Tenn.) 29 15-12 (4-10)
5. Pikeville (Ky.) 26 27-11 (8-6)
6. Cumberlands (Ky.) 20 15-15 (4-10)
7. Georgetown (Ky.) 14 8-20 (4-10)
8. Life (Ga.) 7 6-25 (0-14)
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