By Framingham State athletics
FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State men’s basketball team finished 7th in the MASCAC preseason poll as selected by the seven coaches from around the conference.
The Rams earned six votes in the poll and will look to their new head coach Donald Morris Jr. to guide returners Keith Hollman and Trevor Manyak for the 2021-22 season.
Salem State and Westfield State were selected to win the 2021-22 MASCAC Men’s Basketball Championship. The Vikings received three first place votes for 32 points. They finished the 2019-20 season with four wins in league play.
Westfield State had three first place votes also for 32 points as they are the reigning MASCAC Regular Season and Tournament Champions. The Owls finished with a 10-2 mark in conference action in 2019-20.
Worcester State sits in the third slot with 24 points and the final first place vote. The Lancers were 10-2 during the conference clip in 2019-20 to earn a share of the MASCAC Regular Season crown. Landing in fourth with 21 points is Fitchburg State. The Falcons had three wins in league play in 2019-20. Up next in fifth is Bridgewater State with 19 points. The Bears were 7-5 at the end of the MASCAC schedule.
Rounding out the 2021-22 preseason poll are MCLA and Framingham State in sixth and seventh with 13 and six points, respectively. The Trailblazers were 7-5 in conference action in 2019-20.
The Rams open up their 2021-22 season on Friday, November 3 when they travel to Dean College for non-conference action starting at 7 p.m.