(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The Thomas More University men's basketball team is ranked No. 23rd in the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top-25 Poll released today (Wednesday, November 27, 2019) by the NAIA national office.
The Saints are off to an 8-0 as they are averaging 84.4 points per game this season. Thomas More is ranked No. 7 in NAIA Division I in total rebound defense (29.286), while it is 10th in three-point field goal percentage defense (0.288) and three-point field goal percentage (0.418).
First-year guard/forward Reid Jolly (Alexandria, Ky./Campbell County) leads the team in scoring and rebounding as he is averaging 14.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Junior guard Keegan Saben (Centerville, Ohio/Centerville) is averaging 14.4 points per game, junior guard Luke Rudy (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) is averaging 13.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game and sophomore center Ryan Batte (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) is averaging 11.9 points per game.
Thomas More is one of four Mid-South Conference teams ranked in the Top-25 as Georgetown (Ky.) College is No. 1, the University of Pikeville is No. 5 and Life University is No. 18. Lindsey Wilson College and Shawnee State University are both receiving votes.
The Saints return to action on December 3 when they take on the University of the Cumberlands in their Mid-South opener in Williamsburg, Kentucky.