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Wonder Boys Slip to No. 2 in Country

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Half of the voters on the National Association of Basketball Coaches NCAA Division II top 25 poll still believe that Arkansas Tech is the best D-II men's basketball team in the country, but that wasn't enough for the Wonder Boys to maintain the top spot in the rankings.

The Wonder Boys (26-1) saw their six-week run at No. 1 come to an end of Tuesday when Augusta State (25-2) replaced Arkansas Tech at the top of the poll.

Tech is ranked No. 2 entering the postseason.

Both Tech and Augusta State received four first-place votes in this week's balloting, but the Jaguars earned a total of 192 points in the voting as compared to 187 points for the Wonder Boys.

Arkansas Tech suffered its first loss of the season last Thursday when Arkansas-Monticello defeated the Wonder Boys 59-51.

Tech bounced back to defeat Christian Brothers 68-54 in the regular season finale on Saturday.

The Wonder Boys will face West Georgia (13-14) in the first round of the Gulf South Conference Tournament at 2:45 p.m. Friday.

Russellville radio station KWKK 100.9 FM and www.athletics.atu.edu will have live play-by-play coverage from the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Miss.

Click here to view this week's complete NCAA Division II men's basketball poll.

Click here to visit the GSC Men's Basketball Tournament home page.

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