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SMSU picked second in NSIC Men's Basketball Preseason Poll

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Winona State was selected as the 2012-13 NSIC Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches' favorite in the overall poll and in the NSIC South Division poll.

They received 219 points and ten first place votes.  Defending NSIC/Sanford Health Men's Basketball Tournament Champions of Southwest Minnesota State came in second with 209 points and four first place votes. 

 Minnesota State was third with 185; St. Cloud State was fourth with 174 and MSU Moorhead fifth with 170 points and a first place vote.  Augustana was sixth with 155 points and a first place vote.  MSU Moorhead was the coaches pick in the NSIC North Division as they amassed 46 points and five first place votes.
 

Overall Points North Division Pts
1. Winona State (10) 219 1. MSU Moorhead (5) 46
2. Southwest Minnesota State (4) 209 2. St. Cloud State (2) 43
3. Minnesota State  185 3. Northern State (1) 35
4. St. Cloud State  174 4. Minnesota Duluth 34
5. MSU  Moorhead (1) 170 5. Bemidji State   25
6. Augustana (1) 155 6. U-Mary 21
7. Minnesota Duluth 139 7. Minnesota, Crookston 10
8. Northern State  133     Minot State  10
9. Concordia-St. Paul 105 South Division Pts
10. Wayne State  102 1. Winona State (6) 48
11.  Sioux Falls 85 2. SMSU (1)  42
12. Bemidji State   72 3. Minnesota State 36
      Upper Iowa  72 4. Augustana (1) 33
14. U-Mary 53 5. Concordia-St. Paul 24
15. Minot State  26 6. Wayne State  18
16. Minnesota, Crookston 21 7. Upper Iowa  12
                         first place votes in ( )   8. Sioux Falls 11

NSIC coaches rank each team from 1 to 15 with a first place vote receiving 15 points, second place 14, third place 13, etc. Coaches do not rank their own team or vote for their own players. 
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