RELEASE | SEASON
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio --- Carlow University men's basketball landed
in 13th place on the River States Conference
Preseason Coaches' Poll, released by the league Wednesday.
The preseason poll and All-RSC selections were announced as part
of the 2019-20 RSC Media Day.
Each university created a short video interviewing coaches and
players that was posted on the RSC Facebook
Head coach Tim Keefer, Rece
Henneman (SR/Clarksville, Pa.) and Swade
Redman (JR/Jeannette, Pa.) sat down with Sean Meyers
to talk all things men's basketball. Watch
the complete interview online here.
Carlow returns starting forward Henneman, as well as a number of
athletes from last season's roster who saw significant playing
time. The Celtics welcomed six true freshmen and two transfers who
will add depth this year.
Last season, Carlow went 1-29 overall and 0-17 in conference
IU Kokomo was picked first overall of the 13 schools in the RSC
preseason poll. The Cougars received 137 votes and eight of the
possible 12 first-place votes. That edged out IU East, which
was second overall with 134 votes and three first-place votes. IU
Southeast came in third with 114 votes, and WVU Tech was fourth
with 109 votes, including the remaining two first-place votes.
IU Kokomo was 26-8 overall, 13-5 RSC last year as RSC West
Division champions and RSC Championship finalists. The Cougars are
picked first in the RSC West this preseason after getting 83 votes
in the divisional poll and all 12 of the possible first-place votes
to win the division. IU Kokomo, which made it to the Round of 16 of
the NAIA Division II National Championship last year, headlines the
RSC Preseason All-Conference Team with three selections
-- junior guard Trequan Spivey, senior guard Akil McClain and
senior guard Antoin Clifton.
Carlow opens its season at home against RSC opponent WVU Tech
Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. at Oakland Catholic High School.
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