Cardinals up to No. 12 in this week's top-25 poll

Cardinals up to No. 12 in this week's top-25 poll

WASHINGTON – CUA moved up two spots in this week’s Top-25 poll, announced on Monday.  The Cardinals, who are 5-0 on the season, check in at No. 12 with 282 points, up from No. 14 a week ago.  CUA has earned four of its five wins away from home this season, including this past weekend in its conference opener.

After opening the season with back-to-back wins over nationally ranked opponents, CUA remained hot last week, downing Haverford, Frostburg State and Drew in succession.

The Cardinals got their week started with a hard-fought 74-68 road win at Haverford on Monday, behind 23 points from sophomore Steve Limberiou.

Two days later, CUA opened its home schedule with an entertaining 73-56 win over Frostburg State inside the DuFour Center.  The Cardinals sank 55% of their shots in the second half and senior captain Chris Kearney totaled 20 points and nine boards.

On Saturday, CUA headed to New Jersey to face the Rangers in the 2012-13 Landmark Conference opener.  Led by Kearney’s 21 points and a 40-24 advantage on the backboards, the Cardinals came away with a 66-55 win.

Also on Monday, Kearney was named the Landmark Conference Player of the Week after averaging 20.3 points on 62% shooting in the three wins last week.

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CUA continues its travels this week with a pair of road games, beginning on Wednesday, when the Cardinals head to Pa., to face DeSales University.  Tip-off from inside Billera Hall is set for 8 p.m.