Panthers Move Up to Seventh in D2SIDA Atlantic Region Poll

WILMINGTON, DE (December 12, 2022) – For the fourth week in a row, the Claflin Panthers have made up the polls as the team was ranked seventh in the Division II Sports Information Directors Association (D2SIDA) Atlantic Region Poll, Monday morning. The Panthers have been one of the best kept secrets early in the 2022-23 season, but the secret may be getting out as team continues its climb up the regional rankings.

The Panthers earned their move up the rankings by continuing their historic start to the 2022-23 season. The team opened the week with a thrilling 86-84 overtime win over the Paine Lions before opening Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play with an equally thrilling 82-80 win over the Shaw Bears. The wins kept the Panthers undefeated during the season and gave the team it’s highest regional ranking in school history.

The Panthers will next take the court on Saturday when the team hosts the Elizabeth City State Vikings. For more information on Panthers basketball, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics at (803) 535-5548 or log on to