Bulldogs News
Men's Basketball - Wed, Sep. 23, 2009

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union College was placed in a tie for fifth in the Appalachian Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Coaches' Preseason poll, released Wednesday by the league.

Union and Bryan (Tenn.) College were placed fifth as both received 42 points in the poll.

Bluefield (Va.) College, the defending AAC regular-season champions, is atop the poll with eight of the nine first-place votes and 80 points. Tennessee Wesleyan College had the other first-place votes and received 64 points.

AAC newcomer Reinhardt (Ga.) College and Milligan (Tenn.) College landed third and fourth, respectively. Reinhardt garnered 53 points, three more than Milligan.

UVa-Wise, Montreat (N.C.) College and Virginia Intermont College round out the poll from seventh to ninth, respectively.

The Bulldogs finished last season 15-15 overall with a 10-8 AAC record. Union, the No. 4 seed at the AAC Tournament, saw the campaign come to an end when Bluefield won 85-76 in a semifinal contest.

Union, under the direction of interim head coach Sean Gillespie, starts the 2009-10 season Friday, Nov. 6, with a 6 p.m. contest against Ivy Tech (Ind.) Community College at the Joe B. and Denny Classic in New Albany, Ind.

School
Points (1st Place Votes)
Bluefield
80 (8)
Tennessee Wesleyan
64 (1)
Reinhardt
53
Milligan
50
Union
42
Bryan
42
UVa-Wise
21
Montreat
20
Virginia Intermont
17
 
 
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