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Lions hold at No. 4 in WBCA poll, to face top 10 matchups on Thursday.

COMMERCE – The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball team is the fourth-ranked team in the nation in this week’s Women’s Basketball Coaches Association poll, as announced Tuesday. The Lions have been nationally ranked 15 times in the WBCA poll, seven weeks in a row from 2007-08, and now eight weeks in a row this season. The Lions are also ranked No. 3 in the Division II Sports Information Directors of America poll.

The Lions are coming off of an undefeated week for the 10th week in a row, picking up a pair of 20+ point wins on the road. The Lions defeated Western New Mexico by 23 before knocking off UT Permian Basin by 21.

The Lions are one of three LSC teams in the national rankings and the highest-ranked team in the LSC. Lubbock Christian is now ranked eighth, while West Texas A&M is No. 19. A&M-Commerce is one of the three undefeated teams remaining in Division II. They rank in the top 25 in several categories, including first in win percentage, sixth in scoring margin, seventh in scoring defense, 10th in turnover margin, 12th in rebounding margin, and 15th in steals per game.

The No. 4 Lions return to the court on Thursday as they host No. 8 Lubbock Christian at the Field House at 5:30 pm. The game will be a part of “Fill The Field House Weekend” presented by the Division of Enrollment Management, with vintage logo t-shirts and numerous giveaways for A&M-Commerce students.

WBCA Coaches’ Poll – January 28, 2020 (Poll 10)

Rk. School (Record) Pts. 1st Prev.
1 Drury (19-0) 572 20 1
2 Ashland (19-0) 555 3 2
3 Grand Valley State (18-1) 514 0 3
4 Texas A&M-Commerce (19-0) 509 0 4
5 Indiana (PA) (18-1) 466 0 6
6 Lee (TN) (19-1) 453 0 7
7 Hawaii Pacific (18-1) 435 0 8
8 Lubbock Christian (16-2) 389 0 9
9 Alaska Anchorage (19-2) 375 0 5
10 Virginia Union (16-2) 348 0 12
11 North Georgia (16-2) 308 0 14
12 Benedict (18-2) 252 0 17
13 Adelphi (18-2) 244 0 20
14 Walsh (17-2) 241 0 19
15 Sioux Falls (18-3) 208 0 11
16 Fort Hays State (16-3) 203 0 10
17 Azusa Pacific (15-3) 195 0 18
18 Catawba (16-1) 190 0 23
19 West Texas A&M (18-3) 157 0 21
20 Anderson (SC) (15-3) 137 0 13
21 Westminster (UT) (16-3) 132 0 15
22 Central Missouri (15-3) 100 0 NR
23 Southeastern Oklahoma State (13-3) 89 0 16
24 Tampa (14-3) 85 0 25
25 Colorado Mesa (16-3) 50 0 22

2019-20 D2SIDA Women’s Basketball Week 9 National Poll (Jan. 28, 2020)

Rk School (1st) W-L  Pts. Prev.
1 Drury (16) 19-0 400 1
2 Ashland 19-0 381 2
3 Texas A&M-Commerce  19-0 368 3
4 Lee 19-1 344 5
5 Grand Valley 18-1 328 6
6 Hawaii Pacific 18-1 322 7
7 IUP 18-1 308 9
8 Catawba 16-1 276 10
9 Adelphi 18-2 256 12
10 Alaska Anchorage 19-2 236 4
11 North Georgia 16-2 220 14
12 Walsh 17-2 217 13
13 West Texas A&M 18-3 210 18
T14 Central Missouri 15-3 162 RV
T14 Azusa Pacific 15-3 162 16
16 Lubbock Christian 16-2 158 21
17 Virginia Union 16-2 152 23
18 Sioux Falls 18-3 113 8
19 Bentley 15-4 112 20
20 Kentucky Wesleyan 19-1 96 22
21 Belmont Abbey 17-2 78 25
22 Colorado Mesa 16-3 63 11
23 Tampa 13-4 60 RV
24 USciences 16-3 50 24
25 Southeastern Okla. 13-3 43 19