Cowboys Picked Fourth In ASC Preseason Poll

Cowboys Picked Fourth In ASC Preseason Poll

 

RICHARDSON, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' men's basketball team was picked to finish fourth by the head coaches, sports information directors and selected media members that cover the conference.

The Cowboys return four starters from a year ago on a team that went 9-16 overall.

Sul Ross State was picked to repeat as conference champions. They received 10 of the 13 first-place votes in the West Division. Mary Hardin-Baylor was picked second and Concordia was picked third, followed by HSU, Howard Payne and McMurry.

LeTourneau was picked to win the ASC East Division, followed by UT Dallas and East Texas Baptist. Louisiana College was picked fourth, followed by Ozarks and Belhaven.

The Cowboys had three players listed on the conference players to watch list. Senior guard Joe Hoeup, and junior guards Chris Barrett and Keenan Holdman. Hoeup averaged 17.7 points per game to lead the Cowboys. Barrett averaged 9.4 points and had 109 assists and just 39 turnovers running the point for HSU. Holdman averaged 11.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.

 

ASC Men's Basketball Preseason Polls

East Division

No.

Team (First-place votes)

Pts.

2017-18 Record (ASC)

1.

LeTourneau (10)

76

24-5 (16-2)

2.

UT Dallas (3)

71

19-8 (14-4)

3.

East Texas Baptist (1)

50

21-7 (13-5)

4.

Louisiana College

40

6-17 (4-14)

5.

Ozarks

25

3-22 (1-17)

6.

Belhaven

22

5-20 (3-15)

 

UT Tyler &

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17-9 (10-8)

# Eligible for ASC regular-season title, ineligible for ASC Championship/NCAA Division III Championship Tournaments (NCAA Division III Provisional)

& Ineligible for ASC regular season title, ASC Championship/NCAA Division III Championship Tournaments (NCAA Division II Reclassifying)

 

West Division

No.

Team (First-place votes)

Pts.

2017-18 Record (ASC)

1.

Sul Ross State (10)

72

22-7 (14-3)

2.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (2)

65

17-9 (10-7)

3.

Concordia Texas (1)

53

15-11 (9-8)

4.

Hardin-Simmons

34

9-16 (7-10)

5.

Howard Payne

26

11-15 (7-10)

6.

McMurry

24

9-16 (6-11)

 

ASC Men's Basketball Preseason Watch List

East Division

Name

Pos.

Class

School

John Works

F

Jr.

Belhaven

Joshua Roberts

G

So.

Belhaven

Robby Dooley

G

Jr.

East Texas Baptist

Landin Brown

G

Jr.

East Texas Baptist

Westin Riddick

G

So.

East Texas Baptist

Nate West

G

Jr.

LeTourneau

Caleb Loggins

F

Sr.

LeTourneau

Justin Moore

G

So.

LeTourneau

Timothy Stokes

G

Jr.

Louisiana College

Lashard Powell

G

So.

Louisiana College

Devon Washington

F

Sr.

Louisiana College

Zach Bobo

G

So.

Ozarks

Ethan Bowman

F

So.

Ozarks

Bryson Johnson

G

So.

Ozarks

Dimitrius Underwood

G

Jr.

UT Dallas

Hans Burwitz

F/C

Jr.

UT Dallas

Darius Alford

G

Fr.

UT Tyler

Tyrick Bennett

G

Jr.

UT Tyler

Jared Jenkins

G

Jr.

UT Tyler

 

West Division

Name

Pos.

Class

School

Ephriam Price III

G

Sr.

Concordia Texas

Joe Neal

G/F

Sr.

Concordia Texas

Philip Meikle

G

Jr.

Concordia Texas

Joe Hoeup

G

Sr.

Hardin-Simmons

Keenan Holdman

G

Jr.

Hardin-Simmons

Chris Barrett

G

Jr.

Hardin-Simmons

Shadd Cole

G

Sr.

Howard Payne

Thomas Bingham

C

Sr.

Howard Payne

Timothy Aguero

G

So.

Howard Payne

Demarius Cress

G

Sr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor

Brian Long

F

Sr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor

LaKendric Hyson

G

Sr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor

Zacc Carter

G

Jr.

McMurry

Tristen Licon

G

So.

Sul Ross State

B.J. Hollis

F

Jr.

Sul Ross State

Jola Otubu

G

Sr.

Sul Ross State

 

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