Men's Basketball Chosen 2nd in USA South Preseason Poll

Men's Basketball Chosen 2nd in USA South Preseason Poll

The USA South Athletic Conference's men's basketball coaches have released their 2019-20 preseason polls. Each divisional preseason poll only includes votes from coaches within that particular division-only. Head coaches do not vote for their own teams in the balloting.

The Bishop Men's Basketball team was selected to finish 2nd out of 6 teams in the East Division with 20 points, finishing just 3 points behind Methodist for 1st place inthe Division while the Bishops also received 2 first-place votes. NC Wesleyan is the defending division champs as well as they went 19-7 last year and 12-5 in the conference to win the East for the third time in 4 years.

The men will tip off their season by opening at home on November 13 vs Lynchburg (Va.) at 7:30 PM. The Bishops will then also be home to host the Roger Taylor Invite from Dec. 6-7.

The 2020 USA South Men's Basketball Tournament will once again be conducted exclusively on campus sites. The top-four seeded teams from each division will advance to the tournament.


2019-20 USA South Men's Basketball Coaches Preseason Poll
East Division
Rank Institution (1st Place Votes) Pts.
1. Methodist (3) 23 
2.  N.C. Wesleyan^ (2) 20 
3.  Averett (1) 19 
4.  William Peace  13 
5. Pfeiffer* 10 
6.  Greensboro 5
*Ineligible for USA South Tournament (Div. III Reclassifying Member)
^Defending Division Champion