Men's Basketball ranked 12th in Preseason Top 25

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team has been ranked 12th by in its 2012-13 Preseason Top 25.

The Panthers are also ranked 25th by DIII News heading into the season. BSC went 25-3 last year and ended the season ranked 21st by The Panthers earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship, traveling to Lexington, Ky., where No. 21 Wittenberg won in an upset.

BSC opens the 2012-13 season at home on Friday, Nov. 16, hosting University of the Ozarks at 7 p.m. as part of the Black Tie Classic in Bill Battle Coliseum.