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Union women No. 1 for 29th straight ranking, men up to No. 18

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - 1/11/2010 - The Union University Lady Bulldogs remained No. 1 in the NAIA Women’s Basketball Rankings released on Monday. This poll runs Union’s streak of No. 1 rankings to 29 straight. The Union men jumped one spot to No. 18 in the latest rankings.

Union’s women went 4-0 since the last ranking was released including wins over ranked teams Wayland Baptist (Texas) and Bethel (Tenn.). Union is 3-1 versus teams in the top 10, 7-1 versus teams in the top 25, and 11-1 versus teams either ranked or receiving votes. On the year, Union is 15-1 overall and 2-0 in the TranSouth

The Lady Bulldogs also ran their home court winning streak to 51 straight games. In last week’s win over Bethel, Union senior Kaitlin Dudley passed the 2,000 point mark for her career. Union has also boasted the conference women’s basketball players of the week for the past two weeks (Dudley and Sara Chan).

Up next for Union’s women will be a home game on Thursday, January 14 versus Lyon (Ark.) and then a top-10 battle at No. 6 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) on Saturday, January 16.

Union’s men posted a 3-1 record since the last ranking was released. The Bulldogs are coming off wins at No. 21 Campbellsville (Ky.) and at Martin Methodist (Tenn.), who was receiving votes in the last poll. Union’s only blemish since returning from the Christmas break was a seven point loss to receiving votes William Carey (Miss.).

Union is 4-3 versus teams ranked in the top 25 and 6-5 versus teams either ranked or receiving votes. Union is currently 11-5 on the season and 2-0 in the TranSouth.

Up next for Union’s men will be a home game on Thursday, January 14 versus Lyon (Ark.). Then a rematch of last season’s TranSouth title game at Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) on Saturday, January 16. The Lions of FHU are receiving votes in this week’s poll.

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