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SSC Men’s Basketball ranks as top in the country in NJCAA preseason poll

South Suburban College ranked first in NJCAA Division II after national championship last year

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (October 31, 2022) – South Suburban College’s men’s basketball team is ranked number one in the newest NJCAA Division II Pre-Season Poll. The 2021-2022 team had a historic season, winning the only National Championship in SSC history. They were also the only undefeated NJCAA Division II team in history to win the national championship while being undefeated. During basketball Coach John Pigatti’s 16 seasons, the team has amassed a 463-85 record.

Pigatti said, “We are honored to be the pre-season number one ranked team in the country. It is a tribute to last year’s team and all of the prior teams. They have established a great tradition of winning here at SSC. We are excited about starting the new season. We have a lot of new players and look forward to challenges that lie ahead.”

The Bulldogs will open the 2022-2023 season on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulldogs will return four players from last year’s undefeated national Championship team. The team will vie for its 13th regional and national championship tournament appearance.

Those interested in participating in the men’s basketball program can get in touch with Coach Pigatti at 708-596-2000, ext. 2524. The South Suburban College Main Campus is located at 15800 South State Street in South Holland. The college’s extension site, the Oak Forest Center, is located at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue in Oak Forest.


South Suburban College
South Suburban College
South Suburban College offers a wide selection of career education and college transfer credit programs. Based in South Holland, Illinois, with a satellite campus in Oak Forest, SSC offers non-credit customized training, short-term instruction for business, and dozens of special interest classes.