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Javelina men's basketball moves up in polls

Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas
Posted at 10:26 AM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 11:28:41-05

KINGSVILLE, Texas — For the first time in the Johnny Estelle era, the Texas A&M-Kingsville men's basketball team has achieved a top 15 ranking in the National Association of Basketball Coaches poll, taking the No. 14 spot in the list released on Tuesday.

Previously, the program's highest ranking under Estelle had been 20th, which they had risen to during the 2017-18 season. In this instance, the Hogs moved up eight spots from their last placement at No. 22, the largest jump of any team in the poll.

The Javs movement in the rankings came after a weekend in which they collected two more victories, stretching their current win streak to nine-in-a-row. They also own a record of 11-1, their best since they were 13-1 in the 2006-07 season.

The Javelinas prepare for a home and home set with St. Edwards beginning Thursday.