OLATHE, Kan. - 12/14/2004 - In this, the second NAIA regular season basketball poll of the season, the Union University Bulldogs jumped three spots to No. 15 in the NAIA’s Top-25 rankings. Union is currently 10-3 on the season. Meanwhile, the Lady Bulldogs of Union University remained No. 1 in the nation with their unblemished 13-0 record. Union again gained all 12 first place votes.
Both teams are done for this semester; however, each team will have tough road games awaiting them on the other side of the Christmas break. The men will travel to Beckley, West Virginia on January 8 to play the defending NAIA National Champion and current No. 2 ranked team in the nation. Mountain State is sitting at 14-1 on the year and this will mark the first of two games with Mountain State this season for the Bulldogs.
The Lady Bulldogs will travel to No. 24 North Georgia on January 4 for their first game after the break. Union and North Georgia have already played once this season with Union taking that game 89-68 at Union.
The first home games for Union after Christmas will be a double-header Thursday, January 13 with three of the four teams ranked in their respective polls. The Lady Bulldogs will play Campbellsville University (Ky.) at 5:00 pm. Campbellsville is normally ranked but is off to a slow start this season. The men will face No. 6 Georgetown College (Ky.) in a rematch game from earlier this season at 7:00 pm. Georgetown defeated Union 81-65 at Georgetown in the second game of the season.
Both the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs will open their 2005 TranSouth Conference season on Thursday, January 20 at home when they host Trevecca Nazarene at 6 and 8 pm.
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