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Union men’s basketball picked No. 1 by TranSouth Coaches

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - 10/27/2008 - The TranSouth Athletic Conference men's basketball coaches have tipped Union University as the preseason favorite to capture the 2008-2009 championship.

Union, who finished 18-13 (12-8 TSAC) last season have advanced to the NAIA Tournament nine times under head coach Ralph Turner. Under Turner the Bulldogs have won the TranSouth regular season title five times and have been crowned tournament champions on five occasions. In the 12-year history of the TranSouth, Union’s men have played in the tournament championship game seven times (5-2).

The Bulldogs received 77 points and seven of the nine first place votes.

Find more information about TranSouth Basketball, including outlooks on each team at www.transouth.org.

TranSouth Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Union University - 77 (7)
2. Cumberland University - 66 (1)
3. Martin Methodist - 64 (1)
4. Trevecca Nazarene - 55
5. Freed-Hardeman - 53
6. Mid-Continent - 29
7. Lyon College - 27
8. Bethel College - 25
9. Blue Mountain - 9
Votes were given with a value of 9=1 point and 1=9 points.

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