RC Men's Hoops Picked Fourth in ODAC Poll

RC Men's Hoops Picked Fourth in ODAC Poll

SALEM, Va. – The Roanoke College Men's Basketball team has been tabbed fourth in the 2019 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Preseason Poll.

RC received 107 points to finish 10 points ahead of Lynchburg and Washington and Lee. Defending champion Guilford College tops the chart with 136 points powered by six first place votes from the league's head coaches. Virginia Wesleyan and Randolph-Macon are locked in second with 131 markers each. The Marlins secured four top nods, while the Yellow Jackets corralled the remaining three.

The Maroons return three starters from a team that won 19 games and finished No. 6 in the final NCAA South Regional rankings.

Senior Joe Mikalauskas is back in the fold for RC Head Coach Clay Nunley following a junior season in which he averaged 9.5 points per game. Fellow senior Caleb Jordan is back after averaging 8.6 points per game a season ago.

The season tips-off on November 10 when the Maroons head to Methodist for a non-conference game with the Monarchs.

Roanoke will make its season debut in the Cregger Center on November 15 when it hosts the annual Dick Leftwich Tip-Off Tournament. RC will open the tournament with Goucher and will face either Johnson and Wales (R.I.) or York on November 16.


(#) Denotes First Place Votes

1. Guilford College (6)

136 pts.

2. Virginia Wesleyan University (4)

131 pts.

2. Randolph-Macon College (3)

131 pts.

4. Roanoke College

107 pts.

5. University of Lynchburg

97 pts.

5. Washington and Lee University

97 pts.

7. Eastern Mennonite University

60 pts.

8. Randolph College

57 pts.

9. Hampden-Sydney College

52 pts.

10. Emory & Henry College

40 pts.

10. Ferrum College

40 pts.

12. Shenandoah University

34 pts.

13. Bridgewater College

32 pts.