Tuesday, October 26, 2004
By Bob Heller
The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia men’s basketball team was picked to finish in third place in the 2004 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference preseason coaches poll, which was released Monday.
The Devils received two out of the 11 first place votes and finished with 35 points overall.
Defending CACC Tournament champion Bloomfield College was picked first with 20 points, including four first-place votes, followed by Felician College with 31 points and four first-place votes.
USP returns nine players, including four starters from last year's squad which finished with a 16-11 overall record. Seniors Gene Willard (Cardinal O'Hara HS/Broomall, PA); Chris Brattelli (Highland Regional HS/Clementon, NJ); Chris Dougherty (Haverford HS/Haverford, PA) and Pete Adams (Camden Catholic HS/Marlton, NJ) are expected to make solid contributions to this year's squad.
The Devils will play an exhibition game at Drexel University on November 11, 2004 before returning home to open their regular season on November 15, 2004 against East Stroudsburg University at 8:00 p.m.
2004-05 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Voting done by conference head coaches. Votes tabulated on 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11 basis. First-place votes in parentheses.