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UW-L Men's hoops picked 5th in WIAC

Madison, WISCONSIN  Defending champion University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is the preseason choice to win the 2014 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) men's basketball title, in a preseason poll conducted by the league's head coaches and sports information directors.
The Pointers, who are ranked fourth in the D3hoops.com Preseason Top 25, earned 17 first-place votes in the conference projections.  UW-Stevens Point has collected a league-high 27 WIAC regular-season championships, including nine of the last 14.  The Pointers return four starters and 80.0 percent of their scoring from last year's team that finished second in the NCAA Division III with a 77.5 free-throw shooting percentage and third with 9.7 turnovers per game.
UW-La Crosse used the same starting lineup in 25 of 26 contests last year and returns three starters from that squad which led the NCAA Division III with 9.3 turnovers per contest, while finishing fourth with a 76.9 free-throw percentage and 10th with 9.2 three-point field goals per game.  Seniors Luke Tweed and Braden Tice were third and fifth on the team, respectively, with 10.1 and 9.0 points per game.  UW-La Crosse has earned an overall winning record in each of the last four years for the first time since 1975-78.  The Eagles will play only nine home games this season, including only one non-conference match up.
Story courtesy of WIAC
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