(3) Sinclair Men’s Basketball (21-1) drops to #3 in this week’s Polls

(3) Sinclair Men’s Basketball (21-1) drops to #3 in this week’s Polls

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(3) Sinclair Men’s Basketball (21-1) drops to #3 in this week’s Polls

February 3, 2016

Dayton, Ohio – The Sinclair Men’s basketball (21-1 / 8-1 OCCAC) team dropped one spot this week in the latest NJCAA Division II Basketball Poll to #3. 

Sinclair lost its first game of the season on Saturday as the Pride fell 79-73 at Lakeland, ending the best start in school history 21-0.  The Pride finished the week 1-1 and improved its conference record to 8-1, still in first place.

Last week was one of those crazy college basketball weeks where three of the top five programs lost. #1 Lansing, #2 Sinclair and #4 Johnson County all lost allowing Triton and South Suburban to move up to the top two spots.  Even though Sinclair lost on Saturday, the Pride only fell one spot to #3 and is still receiving 1st place votes.

Sinclair has been playing well all season and it seems like now every game the team or an individual is setting a new milestone. 

Steven Perriere (6-7/SO – Paris, France) is now tied for 4th in school history 160 career offensive rebounds.  Also moving up to #3 on the all-time Sinclair Assist leader board, Manny Powell (5-8/SO – Gahanna Lincoln H.S.) with 332 career assist.  Marcellous Washington (6-1/SO – Lexington KY Bryan Station H.S.) stands alone in 6th with 126 career steals.

Tonight Sinclair will return host Cincinnati State at 7:30pm looking stay at the top of the OCCAC.  Sinclair was able to knock off the Surge (80-60) in early January at Cincinnati State.

All home game are played on the Downtown Dayton Campus and the only arena in the nation named: Building 8.