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Missouri Southern men #2 in MIAA media, coaches polls

The Lions made the Sweet 16 last season

MSSU MBB media day
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MSSU MBB media day

JOPLIN, Mo. - The Missouri Southern men's basketball team has been picked to finish 2nd in both the MIAA preseason media and coaches polls released on Wednesday.

The Lions finished 25-8 overall last season, and made the Sweet 16. 

Missouri Southern graduated just one senior from last year's team, and has all five starters returning for the 2019-2020 season.

COACHES POLL

1. Northwest Missouri (13) - 169 points
2. Missouri Southern (1) - 157 points
3. Washburn - 131 points
4. Fort Hays State - 124 points
5. Northeastern State - 99 points
6. Central Missouri - 96 points
7. Lincoln - 93 points
8. Pittsburg State - 92 points
9. Rogers State - 68 points
10. Emporia State - 66 points
11. Newman - 61 points
12. Missouri Western - 58 points
13. Central Oklahoma - 44 points
14. Nebraska Kearney - 16 points 

MEDIA POLL

1. Northwest Missouri (19) - 279 points
2. Missouri Southern (1) - 259 points
3. Washburn - 238 points
4. Fort Hays State - 198 points
5. Pittsburg State - 183 points
6. Lincoln - 156 points
7. Central Missouri - 140 points
8. Emporia State - 123 points
9. Missouri Western - 120 points
10. Newman - 103 points
11. Rogers State - 102 points
12. Northeastern State - 88 points
13. Nebraska Kearney - 64 points
14. Central Oklahoma- 46 points

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