KANSAS CITY, Mo. - 2/9/2010 - The Union University men’s and women’s basketball teams are both ranked in the NAIA top 10 this week. The men crack the top 10 for the first time since the December 7 ranking of this season. Union’s women retain the top spot for the 33th straight NAIA ranking.
Union’s men have won four straight games and 10-of-12 since the Christmas break. The Bulldogs are tied with Freed-Hardeman at 9-1 for the top spot in the TranSouth. Union currently holds the tie-breaker with their win over the Lions earlier this season. Union and FHU will play this coming Saturday, February 13 at Union.
Union’s Greg Truvillion was named the TranSouth men’s basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season for his work in helping Union maintain their top spot in the conference. Truvillion is averaging 19.4 and 9.7 points per game this season.
The Lady Bulldogs of Union continue several streaks, including the 34 straight No. 1 rankings dating back to the preseason poll for the 2007-08 season. Over the past three season, Union has a 95-3 record. This season, Union is currently riding a 16-game winning streak overall. Union has also won 55 straight home games and 45 straight TranSouth regular season games.
The 103 points scored by Union in their last game, a 103-69 win over Martin Methodist (Tenn.) was their highest point total of the season, and just the second time the team has hit triple digits. Union’s Kaitlin Dudley set a new record in that game with 29 points in the first half, and finished the game with a season high 30 points.
Up next for both teams will be a trip to Batesville, Ark. on Thursday, February 11 for games with Lyon College.
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