by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College and State University men’s basketball team has been named as a possible breakthrough team in NCAA Division II by the 2010-11 Sporting News College Basketball Preview.
“I never put any stock in preseason info,” said head coach Terry Sellers. “I am a little surprised that we are mentioned in this list because of all of the personnel we lost after last season. It’s a positive that our program has been consistent and this poll is more of a testament of what are guys have done over the last few years.”
Georgia College is one of three Peach Belt Conference (PBC) basketball teams announced as possible breakthroughs along with USC Aiken and the University of Montevallo by NCAA basketball guru Chuck Mistovich in the 2010-11 Sporting News College Basketball Preview.
The Bobcats are no strangers to success winning the west division championship last season with a record of 22-6, 15-2 in the PBC.
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