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Union's women's basketball remains No. 1, men drop to No. 19

JACKSON, Tenn. - 12/15/2009 - The Union University women’s basketball team remains the No. 1 ranked team in the NAIA for the 28th straight ranking. The Union men’s basketball team dropped to No. 19.

The 28 straight No. 1 rankings for the women spans three seasons. Union solidified their spot by defeating then No. 6 Lee (Tenn.) 91-54. Union received eight first place votes with No. 2 St. Xavier (Ill.) getting three first place votes. Union is 11-1 on the season overall. The Lady Bulldogs are 6-1 versus teams currently ranked in the top-25, including 3-1 versus top-10 and 9-1 versus teams ranked or receiving votes in the latest poll. Up next for the Union Lady Bulldogs will be a road trip to Daytona, Florida on December 28 and 29 for the Daytona Beach Shootout. Union plays No. 18 Wayland Baptist (Texas) and Brenau (Ga.). The match-up with Wayland Baptist features the NAIA's top two winningest programs in women's basketball. Union is tops in the NAIA with 1,035 wins, while Wayland Baptist is No. 2 with 926 program wins.

The men are 8-4 on the season and have a 3-1 record versus teams ranked in the latest top-25. Union had its four-game winning streak snapped on Saturday by No. 24 Olivet Nazarene University by the score of 83-68. Up next for the men will be rematch when Union travels to Campbellsville (Ky.) on Saturday, January 2 to try and avenge a 57-50 loss from earlier in the season.

Click the following links for the latest NAIA women's and men's rankings.


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