PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College has been picked to finish seventh in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South Division in the preseason men's basketball media poll released Tuesday, Nov. 2.
The Storm garnered 35 points in the voting conducted by media members who cover the league's 14 teams. Findlay was picked first in the South Division with 170 points and 20 of 25 first-place votes. The Oilers were followed by Hillsdale College with 140 points and three
first-place votes, Wayne State with 134 points and two first-place votes, Ashland with 96, Tiffin University with 72, Ohio Dominican University with 53.In the GLIAC North, Michigan Tech University received the top spot with 156 points.
Last season, Lake Erie finished 7-19 overall and 3-16 in GLIAC play which was tied for sixth in the GLIAC South. The Storm was picked fifth in the 2010-11 preseason poll as well in their inaugural season in the conference.
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The Storm opens the 2011-12 campaign on the road at Division I Detroit on Nov. 11, the preseason pick to win the Horizon League. Lake Erie plays its next five games at home, including its opening two GLIAC contests, with the home opener against Salem International on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.