The Daily Express

Owens Express Basketball Team Still on Top of NJCAA National Poll

   With an undefeated conference record, the Owens Community College men's basketball team has been voted NO. 1 in the nation by the National Junior College Athletic Association among Division II junior/community colleges for the THIRD consecutive week.

   Two-time national champions, the Owens Express now has an overall record of 18-1 and is 7-0 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference. The Express is the only Ohio team in the Top 10.

   "It's a great honor to again be ranked No. 1 - and to continue the strong tradition of our basketball program," Head Coach Jim Welling said.

   The Express also is ranked fifth in the nation for its team defensive record, giving up an average of only 68 points per game. The Express is ranked ninth in the nation for its team offensive record, scoring an average of 89 points per game.

   The Owens Express plays next at Cincinnati State Community College at 7 p.m. Friday, January 30.

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