January 11, 2011

W&L Men's Hoops Garnering National Recognition

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's basketball team is on the verge of its first national ranking in nearly 30 years as the Generals garnered 22 points in the most recent d3hoops.com Top 25 poll.

Following a 3-1 week that featured a 93-92 win over then-No. 10 Eastern Mennonite, W&L's record sits at 10-3 overall and 3-2 in the ODAC. W&L earned 22 points in d3hoops.com's weekly poll, the most points the Generals have ever received in the poll, and they are effectively ranked 29th in Division III. Other ODAC teams in the Top 25 include No. 2 Virginia Wesleyan, No. 11 Randolph-Macon and No. 14 Eastern Mennonite.
 
Should Washington and Lee find its way into the Top 25, it would be the first time since Feb. 25, 1982 that the Generals were ranked in the national poll. W&L rose to as high as 17th in the 1981-82 season en route to a final record of 21-7, 11-3.
 
The Generals are led by sophomore forwards Jeremy Adkins (Huntington, W. Va./Spring Valley) and J.D. Ey (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park). Adkins leads W&L in scoring with 10.5 ppg, while Ey is second in scoring (9.4 ppg) and first in rebounding (7.6 rpg).
 
Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Roanoke (6-6, 2-2) at 7:00 pm.

Full Top 25 poll can be viewed here.
 
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