Dragon MBB No. 1 in NABC Poll for first time in program history

For the first time in program history the MSUM Dragon Men’s Basketball Team is on top of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Poll as the No. 1 ranked team in the country!

Before this season MSUM’s highest national ranking was No. 3, which they achieved in the 2014-15 season. The Dragon Men’s Basketball team is the third MSUM team to earn a No. 1 ranking joining the 1981 football team and 1964 wrestling team.

This week they earned 399 points in the poll including receiving 15 of the 16 first place votes. No. 2 Minnesota State Mankato received the other top ranking vote. Minot State and Minnesota Duluth are also receiving votes in this week's top 25 poll.

MSUM is currently 14-0 on the season and 8-0 in NSIC play. Including the NAIA days, the Dragons best start in school history is 15-0 which was achieved by the 1970-71 team. The school record for consecutive wins is currently 16 games, set by the 2015-16 team.

They will host Southwest Minnesota State University on Friday night with the tip set for 5:30 p.m. at Nemzek Fieldhouse. Additionally, the Dragons will host the University of Sioux Falls on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. with game coverage available on The Flag (AM 1100/FM 92.3) with the pregame starting at 3 p.m.


Team stats (ppg - points per game / apg - assists per game / rpg - rebounds per game / spg - steals per game)

- Jacob Beeninga 18.9 ppg, 2.9 apg, 2.3 rpg

- Jamir Price 14.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.6 apg

- Logan Kinsey 11.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg

- Gabe Myren 9.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.6 spg

- Ja’Kair Sanchez 9.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg

- Dane Zimmer 9.4 ppg, 8.2 rpg

- Jacob Jennissen 4.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg

- Eddie Beeninga 2.6 ppg, 1.3 rpg

- Owen Hektner 2.0 ppg, 1.3 rpg

- Will Kinsey 0.7 ppg, 0.3 rpg