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Southwest Tennessee Saluqis Up to 4th in Nation

Saluqis Basketball Team Climbs Up to Fourth in the NJCAA Poll
The Southwest Men's Basketball Team, winners of 20 consecutive games, moved up two spots to number four in this week's National Junior College Athletic Association Division 1 Poll. The Saluqis are now 21-1 on the season including 12-0 in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association.
Southwest features a balanced scoring attack with five players averaging in double figures. Sophomore Jeremy Williams leads the team with a 15.7 scoring average followed by fellow sophomores Reginald Owens (14.6), Myron Strong (14.4), DeAngelo Riley (12.1), and James Justice (10.6). Riley also leads the team in rebounding (8.3) and blocked shots (3.1). As a team, the Saluqis rank sixth in the NJCAA with a team scoring average of 98.3 points per game and also rank 13th in team field goal percentage at 50.1 percent.
Southwest will travel to Gallatin, Tennessee on February 25 to play Volunteer State in its final regular season game. The Saluqis will receive a first round bye in the TCCAA/NJCAA Region VII Tournament which will be held March 3-8 in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Top 25 National Poll | February 18, 2009

Rank

College

Region

Record

Points

Last Week

1

Chipola College

8

27-1

320

1

2

Indian Hills Community College-Ottumwa

11

27-1

301

2

3

Miami Dade College

8

24-2

275

3

4

Southwest Tennessee Community College

7

21-1

249

6

5

Midland College

5

25-3

245

7

6

Southwestern Illinois College

24

25-2

224

9

7

North Dakota State College of Science

13

27-1

208

8

8

Southeastern Illinois College

24

22-2

196

4

9

Salt Lake Community College

18

23-3

185

10

9

South Plains College

5

22-3

185

5

11

Shelton State Community College

22

25-2

165

12

12

Monroe College

15

26-2

135

13

13

Barton County Community College

6

23-4

115

11

14

Western Oklahoma State College

2

21-4

102

15

15

North Idaho College

18

23-3

101

16

16

Southeastern Community College

11

23-5

60

14

17

Collin County Community College

5

22-4

55

19

18

Cowley County Community College

6

22-4

48

18

19

Arizona Western College

1

22-4

23

24

20

Jones County Junior College

23

20-4

21

RV

21

Tyler Junior College

14

19-5

20

17

22

Jacksonville College

14

20-6

17

22

23

Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

22

24-4

13

RV

24

South Georgia Technical College

17

22-6

11

25

25

McLennan Community College

5

22-5

10

20

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