Photo courtesy of MCC
Photo courtesy of MCC

WACO – The McLennan Community College men’s basketball team is ranked 20th in the NJCAA Division I Basketball Poll released today.

Vincennes University is ranked first. Trinity Valley Community College from Region XIV is second and South Plains College from Region V is third.

Other Region V schools ranked are New Mexico Junior College (12th) and Howard College (18th). Kilgore College (13th) and Paris Junior College (16th), both from Region XIV, round out the Texas schools in the poll.

McLennan opens the season this weekend in the McLennan Classic at The Highlands. The Highlassies will host Angelina College at 6 p.m. on Friday, followed by the Highlanders and Southern University-Shreveport at 8 p.m. On Saturday, the Highlassies will take on Kilgore College at 6 p.m., followed by the Highlanders against Richland College at 8 p.m.