GSW Men’s Basketball Team picked to finish third in PBC Preseason Poll

Published 5:18 pm Thursday, November 4, 2021

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AUGUSTA — The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) has released the men’s basketball preseason coaches poll and preseason All-Conference team, as the league prepares for the 2021-22 season.

Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), who reached the PBC Tournament championship game for the first time in school history last year and returned to the NCAA Tournament, was third in the voting with 66 points. The Hurricanes return preseason All-Conference selection Dante Tatum this season, along with six others. The Hurricanes look to reach the NCAA tournament for the second straight year, an accomplishment that has never been achieved in the program’s history.

Flagler College was the top selection in the coaches preseason poll. The Saints won their first PBC regular-season and tournament championships last season.

Augusta University finished second in the coaches poll with a pair of first-place votes and 68 total points.  USC Aiken and Columbus State rounded out the top five.

Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own teams.

Rank Team Points
1. Flagler (7) 77
2. Augusta (2) 68
3. Georgia Southwestern (1) 66
4. USC Aiken 46
5. Columbus State 45
t6. Georgia College 43
t6. Lander 43
8. Clayton State 29
9. North Georgia 20
10. Young Harris 13