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Georgetown (Ky.) favored in Mid-South Conference preseason poll; Cumberlands voted second

Georgetown (Ky.) has been tabbed the favorite to win the 2020-21 Mid-South Conference men’s basketball regular-season title, according to the league coaches.

The Tigers earned a total of 118 points and nine of the 12 first-place votes. Georgetown captured both the Mid-South Conference regular-season and tournament titles in 2019-20, finishing with an overall record of 30-2.

Georgetown features senior guard Jake Ohmer, who averaged 16.9 points per game last season. Ohmer made 72 shots from 3-point range and converted 78 percent of his free throws.

Georgetown (Ky.) senior guard Jake Ohmer averaged 16.9 points per game last season. (Photo by Dale Dawn)

Cumberlands (Ky.) is picked to finish second with 105 points in the poll. The Patriots posted a 24-8 overall record last season and were 12-4 in Mid-South Conference play.

Tevin Olison averaged 17.8 points per game last season for the Cumberlands and earned second team NAIA All-America honors. Also returning for the Patriots is Jahi Hinson, who averaged 11.4 points per game.

Thomas More is picked third after receiving after receiving 100 points and two first-place votes. The Saints posted a 26-7 overall record and were 11-5 in league play last season, reaching the championship game of the Mid-South Conference Tournament.

Thomas More returns 6-foot-5 sophomore Reid Jolly, who was named the Mid-South Conference Freshman of the Year last season. Jolly averaged 14.9 points per game in 2019-20.

Shawnee State is slotted fourth with 94 points and the final first-place vote. The Bears were 21-11 overall and 9-7 in the Mid-South Conference a season ago.

Campbellsville and Pikeville tied for fifth in the poll with 70 points, Life (Ga.) is seventh with 62 points, Lindsey Wilson is eighth with 46 points and Cumberland (Tenn.) is ninth with 37.

Mid-South Conference newcomers Bethel (Tenn.), Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) and Martin Methodist (Tenn.) round out the preseason poll.

Click here for the complete poll.

(Information compiled from the Mid-South Conference and staff reports)

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