Once again this week, The Mountain East Conference has two teams in the top 25 in NCAA II Mens Basketball. West Liberty was not only voted #1, but they were a unanimous #1 which is impressive. Wheeling Jesuit, despite the close loss Saturday at home to the Hilltoppers, they maintain a top 25 spot sitting at 19. The close loss moved them back just 3 spots. Fairmont State is creeping ever closer to the top 25 as they did received a vote this week.
With regards to conference play, West Liberty has the upper hand on and the inside track to the #1 seed in the MEC tournament. Here are the MEC Rankings to date.
School Overall MEC MEC %
West Liberty 17-0 12-0 1.000
Wheeling Jesuit 14-3 10-2 0.833
Fairmont State 14-4 10-2 0.833
WV State U. 10-7 8-4 0.667
Shepherd 11-7 7-5 0.583
Charleston 10-8 6-6 0.500
Concord 9-8 6-6 0.500
UVa-Wise 6-12 4-8 0.333
Notre Dame 5-13 3-9 0.250
Glenville State 3-14 2-10 0.167
Urbana 3-14 2-10 0.167
WV Wesleyan 2-16 2-10 0.167
This weeks slate features a couple of headline games on the Mens Basketball Slate. Lets take a closer look.
UVa Wise @
U of Charleston @
WV State University @
Notre Dame College
Your Mountain East Player of the Week is Senior Robert Fomby from West Virginia State University. In their two wins last week, he averaged 15.5 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. He filled the stat sheet with an impressive week. And as his team is trying to make up ground he will need another as they face Notre Dame tonight.
Tommy Bolte from Concord led the league last week averaging 25.5 points per game followed by Kyauta Taylor from Notre Dame College at 23.5. Haywood Highsmith, one of Wheeling Jesuit’s standouts led the league with 11 rebounds per game this week. To add to that, Haywood is leading the Nation in Div II averaging 12.2 rebounds per game. The guy is a monster on the boards.
West Liberty is currently leading the Nation averaging 110 points per game, although that took a hit their past couple of games. With that said, it’s impressive and the next closest team is nearly 15 points behind that average.