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Thu, Dec 18, 2014

MTSU women move to No. 22 in AP poll

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MTSU moved up one spot to No. 22 in the Associated Press Top 25 Women's Basketball poll released on Monday.

The Blue Raiders (25-4, 14-1 C-USA) clinched the Conference USA regular season title with a 68-58 win over UAB on Saturday. MT has won six consecutive regular season titles, which includes five straight in the Sun Belt.

Under head coach Rick Insell, MTSU has reached 25-plus wins in six of his nine seasons. Currently, the Raiders have amassed 25 or more victories for three consecutive years. All-America candidate Ebony Rowe leads the Blue Raiders with 21.3 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.

Monday's ranking is the second highest for MT this season. The Raiders ranked 21st in the AP poll on Feb. 3. MT was 25th in the USA Today Coaches poll last week. The newest coaches poll tabulations will be released on Tuesday.

MTSU closes out the regular season at Tulane in a 7 p.m. contest on Wednesday.


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