Men's Basketball 19th Nationally, Sixth in Region

Men's Basketball 19th Nationally, Sixth in Region

Feb. 19, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, MN-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's basketball team moved down this week in both the latest men's basketball poll and the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Rankings. The Corsairs are now ranked 19th nationally and sixth in the region.

UMass Dartmouth is 21-3 and 11-2 in the Little East Conference with one regular season game remaining, Saturday at Plymouth State. The regional poll is used by the NCAA Division III Basketball Committee to make selections for the NCAA Division III Championships.

"It's nice to be ranked, especially on the national level," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Brian Baptiste. "It's exciting for the program and exciting for the kids, we just have to keep playing well."

The Corsairs will host a first round Little East Conference playoff game next Tuesday evening.