The Denver Pioneers went 1-1 last week and dropped to No. 25 in the latest Mid-Major Top 25 Poll. That was a four-spot tumble by the Pioneers, who lost in overtime to the North Texas Mean Green in overtime, 75-74, on Saturday. Alzee Williams' tip-in at the buzzer gave the Mean Green the hard fought victory.
The Pioneers are now in a three-way tie for first place in the Sun Belt West, though the 15-5 record has them second best overall in the conference. The Pioneers will play Arkansas State and Arkansas-Little Rock this week.
The Murray State Racers remain atop the Mid-Major poll with a 20-0 record, which has them hovering around the top 10 in the AP and Coaches polls. Sun Belt leader Middle Tennessee State and its 19-2 record are currently at No. 5 in the poll. The Pioneers will play them on Feb. 4 in a nationally televised ESPN broadcast.
|1.||Murray State (31)||20-0||775||1||Ohio Valley|
|3.||Saint Mary's||19-2||692||3||West Coast|
|5.||Middle Tennessee||19-2||640||5||Sun Belt|
|7.||Wichita State||17-3||598||7||Missouri Valley|
|9.||Long Beach State||14-6||499||11||Big West|
|14.||George Mason||15-5||377||14||Colonial Athletic|
|15.||Weber State||15-3||362||15||Big Sky|
|23.||Norfolk State||15-5||106||NR||Mid-Eastern Athletic|
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