Diplomats No. 6 by DIII News

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LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's men's basketball team is ranked sixth in the DIII News Preseason Top-25 and are the lone representative from the Centennial Conference (CC) in the preseason poll. 

F&M returns nine of 16 players from last year's team for the upcoming campaign, including four starters.  The Diplomats posted a record of 28-3, won an unprecedented third consecutive CC title, fourth consecutive regular season, advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 23rd time and went to the Elite Eight for 10th time in school history. 

F&M kicks off the 2012-13 campaign when the Diplomats host the Lancaster Rotary Tournament. The first game is November 16th against visiting Penn State Harrisburg at 7:00 pm.

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