KEENE, N.H.--The latest NCAA Northeast Regional Rankings have been released, with the Keene State College men's basketball team checking in at No. 7, it was announced today.
Keene State (16-7, 10-2 Little East Conference) had been No. 6 in the initial ranking. The Owls sit behind nationally ranked No. 15 Hamilton, No. 17 Wesleyan, No. 9 Williams, No. 13 Middlebury, and No. 11 Eastern Connecticut State, as well as Springfield College.
Keene State is led by junior guard Ty Nichols (21.0 ppg, 50.1 FG%, 6.3 rpg, 5.0 apg, 2.7 spg), freshman center James Anozie (12.3 ppg, 64.7 FG%, 6.0 rpg), senior guard Dizel Wright (11.3 ppg, 56.0% FG%, 5.9 rpg, 2.0 spg), and freshman guard Miguel Prieto (11.0 ppg, 3.2 apg). KSC boasts one of the most explosive offenses in the Little East Conference, scoring 79.5 points per game, while also having one of the stingiest defenses in the conference, holding opponents to a league best 40.6 shooting percentage and allowing just 70.6 points per game. The Owls also lead the league in steals at 8.8 per game, and are among the league leaders in blocks (3.5 bpg), while having a rebound margin of 2.7 per game.
Keene State plays at Plymouth State (9-14, 1-11 LEC) tonight in the penultimate regular season game of the year, with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.