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Emory & Henry Men's Basketball Receives Votes In Preseason Top 25 Poll

Coach David Willson talks to the team during a timeout.
-photo courtesy of CNU Athletics

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Emory & Henry College Men's Basketball Team is receiving votes in the Preseason Top 25 Poll, officials announced Thursday. It marks the second straight year that the Wasps have been considered for one of the Top 25 spots in Division III men's basketball.

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Last seaon, E&H opened the year 18-1 on its way to its first-ever Old Dominion Athletic Conference title. The Wasps were ranked as high as No. 19 in the nation during the season and reached the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time since 1993.

Nebraska Wesleyan University is the preseason national favorite with 24 first-place votes. The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is second while Augustana (Ill.) College is third with the final first-place consideration.

Emory & Henry has three opponents listed in the poll. Whitworth University is sixth while Maryville (Tenn.) College is 22nd. ODAC rival Roanoke College is also receiving votes.

The Wasps will kick off the season on Friday, November 9 when they host the Saints of Thomas More University. Tipoff is set for 6:00 p.m.