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Union men climb to No. 11, women No. 1 in national poll

JACKSON, Tenn. - 2/21/2011 - The Union (Tenn.) University basketball teams continue their presence in the NAIA National Rankings. The Union men moved up three spots to No. 11, while the Lady Bulldogs remained No. 1 for the 46th straight NAIA ranking.

The No. 11 ranking for the men is the highest ranking for Union since they were ranked No. 10 in the preseason poll. Union has won four straight games and has clinched at least a runner-up finish in the conference regular season standings. Union will need to win their final two games and hope Martin Methodist (Tenn.) loses twice in order for the Bulldogs to win a third straight regular season title.

The Union women have won three straight since suffering their first loss of the year nine days ago. Union is 26-1 overall and a TranSouth best 13-1. Union needs just one win in the final two games to seal a No. 1 seed and at least a share of the regular season crown. Union has won four straight regular season titles.

The conference tournament begins next week for both teams. The women will play March 2, 4 and 7 (Wednesday, Friday and Monday). The men will play March 3, 5 and 8 (Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday).

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Related Item(s):

NAIA Women's Rankings
NAIA Men's Rankings


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