LA VERNE, Calif. — The 2016-17 La Verne men's basketball team was named one of the year's "Breakout Teams" by Hero Sports after posting one of the biggest year-over-year improvements from 2015-16.
La Verne finished the 2015-16 season ranked 281st in the Bennett Rankings but jumped an incredible 214 spots to finish 67th this season. The Leopards posted a 16-10 record this season, which is a 7-win improvement over the last season, and made the SCIAC Postseason Tournament for the first time since 2011.
The Hero Sprots Breakout Teams metric measures year-over-year improvement. Points are awarded based on three things: end-of-season BennettRank (2017 BR), year-over-year improvement in BennettRank (ΔBR), and year-over-year improvement in overall record (ΔRecord).
For full methodology and list of teams, visit HeroSports.com.