Men's Basketball picked third in Centennial Preseason poll

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Ursinus College men's basketball team was voted to finish third in the Centennial Conferecne Preseason poll released by the conference office on Thursday morning.

The Bears received 135 points and two first-place votes cast by the coaches and sports information directors in the conference who were not allowed to vote for their own team.

Franklin & Marshall was the favorite with 159 points and 15 first-place votes, followed by Gettysburg with 142 points and three first-place votes.

After Ursinus, Muhlenberg was fourth with 106 points, followed by Washington College ( 83), Haverford (77), Johns Hopkins (73), McDaniel (55), Dickinson (41) and Swarthmore at 29 points.

Ursinus opens up the 2010-11 season on Friday, November 19, by taking on the College of Staten Island in the opening round of the Wesleyan Tip-Off tournament hosted by Wesleyan University.