Posted: Jan 29, 2013 6:18 PM
Updated: Jan 29, 2013 7:19 PM
COLUMBIA -- The Cougar men's basketball squad is the unanimous No. 1 team in the NAIA for the third week in a row. At 22-0 and 8-0 in the American Midwest Conference (AMC), Columbia is the last remaining unbeaten team in the NAIA. The Cougars defeated William Woods (Mo.) University 73-53 on Saturday to cap off another perfect week that also included a 93-49 victory over Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) University.
Junior guard Devin Griffin averaged 19.0 points and 4.5 assists in Columbia's two wins last week and currently leads the team in scoring at 14.0 points a game. As a team, the Cougars lead the NAIA in both scoring margin (+26.9 ppg) and scoring defense (55.6 papg).
Lee (Tenn.) University stayed put behind Columbia at No. 2 in the rankings, followed by Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), and Westmont (Calif.) rounding out the top five. Park (Mo.) University was the only other AMC School to receive votes in this week's poll.
The Cougars' 22-0 start marks the best in program history dating back to 1974. Columbia will shoot for their first 9-0 start in league play since the 2000-01 season when they host conference foe Williams Baptist (Ark.) College on Thursday, January 31st at 7:30 p.m. They follow that up with a road matchup against Park on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in Parkville, Mo.
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