LOUISVILLE - The 2012-13 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason men’s basketball coaches’ poll was released Thursday, Oct. 25. The two teams that advanced to the NAIA National Tournament last season occupy the top two spots in the preseason poll.
Indiana University Southeast is the defending conference tournament champion and was selected as the top team by league coaches. The Grenadiers received nine first-place votes and 81 total points. Last season, IU Southeast finished the regular season in first place after finishing with a 12-1 conference record. They went on to capture the conference tournament and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament.
Indiana University East sits in the second spot in the preseason poll with 71 total points. The Red Wolves finished the regular-season with an 11-2 conference record. The Red Wolves advanced to the NAIA National Tournament as an at-large selection.
Asbury University is third in the preseason poll with 63 points. Berea College and Alice Lloyd College are tied for the fourth spot with 41 total points each. Brescia University is sixth with 38 points, followed by Point Park University (36 points), Cincinnati Christian University (22 points) and St. Louis College of Pharmacy (12 points).
Conference play will begin in late-November. The season will conclude with the KIAC Tournament Feb. 21-26.