KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the second-straight time, Eastern Oregon claimed the No. 1 spot in the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, announced Tuesday by the national office.

The Mountaineers gathered all 13 first-place votes to go along with 343 points to rule the perch in the fifth regular-season installment.

With a 20-1 overall record, Eastern Oregon is tied with Indiana Wesleyan (Division II Women’s Basketball) for the most wins in any division of NAIA men’s and women’s basketball.

The Mountaineers next take on Oregon Tech on Friday before a home showdown on Saturday against No. 21 Southern Oregon. Southern Oregon dealt Eastern Oregon its only loss of the year, 72-68, back on Dec. 14.

Eastern Oregon is tied with No. 8 Warner Pacific (Ore.) for the Cascade Collegiate Conference lead at 8-1.

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