Cardinals move up to No. 11 in Top 25 poll

Cardinals move up to No. 11 in Top 25 poll

WASHINGTON – After going 2-0 last week to claim the top seed in the Landmark Conference Tournament, CUA moved up two spots in the latest Top 25 poll to No. 11, announced on Monday. The Cardinals are 22-3 overall and 12-2 in the conference, and will open postseason action on Wednesday evening at home.

CUA was last in action on Saturday, when the Cardinals raced past Moravian 86-70 on Senior Day. CUA knocked down 50.8 percent of its shots and four of five starters reached double figures, led by Chris Kearney’s 19 points.

The Cardinals’ 22 wins this season are their most since winning 23 games during the 2006-07 campaign. It also marks just the third time in 102 seasons of CUA basketball in which the Cardinals have won 22 regular season games. The other seasons were 2001-02 and 2002-03.

CUA’s 12 Landmark Conference victories are also a school record. The Cards are a perfect 12-0 at home this season and enter the postseason having won 10 of their last 11 games overall.

Top-seeded CUA hosts No. 4 seed Merchant Marine Academy on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Landmark Conference Tournament semifinals. The winner of that game moves into the Landmark Conference championship, slated for Saturday, February 23.