SCSU men’s basketball moves to No. 2 in national rankings

(WTNH)–The latest National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) rankings were revealed Tuesday afternoon, and the Southern Connecticut State Owls were one of the top dogs.

Fresh off a 98-84 take-down of LIU Post Monday night at Moore Field House, the team led by first year head coach Scott Burrell jumped all the way up to the second spot in the newest edition of the Division II men’s basketball rankings.

The No.2 ranking matches the highest point Southern reached in the poll last season. Last week, these same rankings pitted Southern at No. 7 overall.

Michael Mallory, who chimed in with 43 points in a pre-Thanksgiving contest last week and was the subject of my featurette yesterday, was also named the Northeast 10 Conference’s Player of the Week.

The honor came for Mallory off the heels of last week’s aforementioned performance against American International, where the Owls also held on for a 107-94 home-opening victory.

The Owls will take on crosstown rival UNH in West Haven Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. Last night, the nation’s newest number two squad improved to a dazzling 5-0 record (2-0 in NE-10 play).

The University of New Haven Chargers will enter tomorrow’s action at Charger Gym with a record of 1-4 (0-3 in conference play). provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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