Columbia College men's basketball fifth in final NAIA poll

Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 8:11 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The Columbia College's men's basketball team was ranked fifth in the 2012-2013 season's final NAIA national poll.

This was the first time since Jan. 8., that the Cougars were not ranked first in the polls. Columbia College went 35-1 this season. Their only defeat was a 79-78 loss to LSU-Shreveport in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Basketball Championships in Kansas City. 


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National champion Georgetown (Ky.) College earned the No. 1 spot, followed by SAGU (Texas), Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) and LSU-Shreveport.

The Cougars won the American Midwest Conference regular season and conference tournament.

Columbia College's Jordan Dressler was named AMC Player of the Year for the second straight season and was named a first team All-American. Junior guards Derrick Dilworth and Devin Griffin were each selected to the All-AMC squad and were also named honorable mention All-Americans.

Cougars coach Bob Burchard, who won his 600th game in November, was named AMC Coach of the Year and the National Association Basketball Coaches NAIA Coach of the Year.

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