Men's basketball enters national Top 25 for first time since 2011

Cam Fails drives to the basket


HANOVER, Ind. – For the first time in more than five years, the Hanover men’s basketball team is ranked nationally in the Poll.

The Panthers received 88 points, moving up from the receiving votes category to No. 22 in the national poll. Hanover had been receiving votes in each of the past four weeks.

The move into the top 25 marks the first time since Jan. 23, 2011, back in the Week Eight edition, that the Blue and Red are among the top 25 in the nation.

In the first regional rankings, which came out last Wednesday, Feb. 8, the Panthers were ranked fourth in the Great Lakes region. Hanover is one of four teams in the Great Lakes region to be in the top 25 this week.

The Panthers were a mainstay in the national poll in the early 2000s, ranking as high as No. 2 in the last regular season poll of the 2003-04 season.

Currently, Hanover is 19-3 overall and its 14-2 record in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference is good enough for sole possession of first place entering the final week of the regular season.

Hanover will debut its national ranking when they face Mount St. Joseph, who was nationally ranked earlier this season, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

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