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Location:
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
Phone: (731) 661-5130
Fax: (731) 661-5182
Founded:
1823
Enrollment:
3747
Nickname:
Bulldogs
Colors:
Red & White
Affiliation:
NAIA
Conference:
TranSouth Conference
Acting Director of Athletics:
Tommy Sadler (tsadler@uu.edu)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5218
Athletic Secretary:
Teresa Thomas (tthomas@uu.edu)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5130
Sports Information Director:
Steven Aldridge (saldridg@uu.edu)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5027
Office Fax: (731) 661-5182
Website:
www.uu.edu/athletics

Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Ralph Turner (14th season)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5286
Office Email: rturner@uu.edu
Alma Mater: Lipscomb University (1979)
Record at Union: 315-132 (13 seasons)
Career Record: Same
Assistant Coach: David Niven (11th season)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5132
Office Email: dniven@uu.edu
Graduate Assistant: Chima Abakwue (3rd season)
Student Assistant:

Gymnasium/Facility:
Gym: Fred DeLay Gymnasium
Capacity: 2,200

Previous Season:
Records: Overall 25-10; Conference 14-4
Conference Regular Season Finish: 2nd Place
Post Season:
Conference Tournament: 2nd Place
NAIA National Tournament: Elite Eight (#12 seed)
Final Ranking: No. 12

Team National Tournament History

Years: 11 (1958, 92, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07)

Wins-Losses (%): 6-11 (.353)

Last Season in National Tournament:
2007: First Round - def. California Baptist 75-62
Sweet Sixteen - def. (5) Southern Nazarene 82-81
Elite Eight - lost to (4) Concordia (Calif.) 88-68

Key Returners:
Name, Height, Position, Class
Brian Lake, 6-6, Junior, Forward, 12.6 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 62 made threes (.352)
Tony Brown, 6-1, Junior, Guard, 11.2 ppg, 4.0 apg, 53 made threes (.301)
Tacuma Alexander, Sophomore, Guard, 6.3 ppg, 2.0 apg, TranSouth All-Freshman Team
Ryan Merriman, 6-6, Junior, Forward, 3.1 ppg, 21 threes (.269)

Key Loses:
Name, Position, Highlights
Pierry Valmera, 6-7, Senior, Center, 14.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg All-Conference
Ben Frederick, 6-10, Senior, Center, 10.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg
Marcus Cooper, 5-11, Senior Guard, 3.5 ppg, 2.0 apg
Deywane Lee, 6-8, Senior, Forward, 9.6 ppg, 9.6 rpg All-American, All-Conference
Mack Bealim, 6-5, Senior Guard, 15.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg, NAIA All-Tournament, All-American, All-Conference

Top Newcomers:
Name, Height, Class, Position, Prior School
Matt Neaville, 6-0, Junior, Guard, Parkland CC (26.2 ppg, 44% threes, 158 made led nation)
Kennedy Okello, 6-5, Freshman, Forward, Laiser Hill Academy, Kenya
Antoine Joseph, 6-8, Freshman Guard/Forward, Haiti
Velijco Petrovich, 6-7, Freshman, Forward, Serbia
Roland Banhoro, 6-7, Freshman, Center, Burkina Faso

 

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