Eph Men remain 2nd in D3Hoops.com national poll

Nate Robertson '13
Nate Robertson '13

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Mike Maker's Williams men's basketball team (13-0) has remained ranked second in the national D3hoops.com poll since December 7th. The Ephs received 5 first place votes.

Maker's Ephs recently collected their 12th and 13th wins without a loss when they prevailed over Westfield State 80-65 and Elms 82-65 in the recent Purple & Gold Invitational. The last three wins by the Ephs have come without senior frontcourt player Troy Whittington in the lineup.

Whittington leads the Ephs in rebounds (10.1) and blocks (2.4) and is scoring at a 17.8 clip. Junior guard James Wang (18.5) and sophomore forward James Klemm (13.7) are the only Ephs averaging in double figures.

Next up for the Ephs is a showdown with #17 Amherst in Amherst on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Amherst is currently 11-0 with a game versus Wesleyan at home on Wednesday night remaining before Saturday's battle.

D3Hoops.com Men's National Poll

#   School (1st votes)          Rec   Pts   Prev.

1   Wooster (14)                  13-0   601    1

2   Williams (5)                   12-0   582    2

3   Virginia Wesleyan (2)      12-0   563    3

4   Whitworth (3)                11-0   520    6

5   St. Thomas                     9-0   515    7

6   Middlebury                     7-0   500    5

7   Wabash (1)                  12-0   474    8

8   UW-Stevens Point           9-2   428    4

9   Augustana                    11-0   427   10

10  Eastern Mennonite         8-1   414    9

11  Randolph-Macon          10-2   381   11

12  St. Mary's (Md.)            9-2   309   13

13  Franklin and Marshall     8-1   288   14

14  Brandeis                       8-0   277   15

15  UW-River Falls             11-2   266   16

16  St. Norbert                   8-2   264   12

17  Amherst                     10-0   260   17

18  Illinois Wesleyan           9-2   213   18

19  MIT                             9-2   180   19

20  Chapman                   12-1   126   22

21  Ramapo                      9-2   100   20

22  Plattsburgh State         6-1    94   21

23  Western Connecticut   10-1    86   25

24  Marietta                     12-0    45   --

25  Manhattanville            10-1    41   --

Dropped out: No. 23 WPI, No. 24 Carthage.

Others receiving votes: Wheaton (Ill.) 39, Ferrum 29, New York University 28, WPI 23, Rhode Island College 14, Hanover 9, Emory 8, Becker 6, Centre 4, Ripon 4, Transylvania 4, John Carroll 2, Catholic 1.

The D3hoops.com Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly.

 
 
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