KANSAS CITY, Mo.– The University of Colorado, Bellarmine University, Lebanon Valley College, Indiana University East and Southeastern Iowa Community College, have been selected as the NABC Teams of the Week for games played January 1-7, 2018.
NCAA Division I – Colorado
Head Coach: Tad Boyle
Colorado defeated AP Top 15 teams in back-to-back games for the first time in program history after knocking off #4 Arizona State (90-81 OT) and #14 Arizona (80-77) in a span of just over 40 hours this week. The victory over the 4th-ranked Sun Devils was the Buffaloes' best since upsetting #3 Texas in February 2003 and marked CU's first consecutive wins against ranked opponents since its final year in the Big 12 in 2010-11.
NCAA Division II – Bellarmine
Head Coach: Scott Davenport
Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division leader Bellarmine, ranked third in Division II, defeated the GLVC Central and West leaders this past week. In Thursday's win over Maryville, Bellarmine rallied from 15 points down in the first half to put away the Saints and extend its nation's-longest home winning streak to 51 games. After making the eight-hour trip to William Jewell, a team that was previously 7-0 at home, the Knights gave head coach Scott Davenport his 300th career victory.
NCAA Division III – Lebanon Valley
Head Coach: Brad McAlester
Lebanon Valley earned its most impressive victory in recent memory when it handed No. 6 Lycoming its first loss of the season. The Flying Dutchmen ended the Warriors' program-record 13-game win streak with an 81-71 victory before following it up with a 78-70 triumph at Albright, a team that received 46 votes in the latest D3hoops.com Top 25 poll. For LVC, it‘s the first time the program has defeated a pair of teams either ranked or receiving votes in the national rankings in the same season in more than a decade.
NAIA – Indiana University East
Head Coach: Mark Hester
Indiana University East, ranked No. 3 in NAIA Division II, extended its win streak to 10 games to improve to 16-2 overall, 5-0 in the River States Conference. The Red Wolves defeated two teams last week that were "receiving votes" in the Top 25, downing Asbury 97-87, and Alice Lloyd, 80-66.
NJCAA/Two-Year Colleges – Southeastern Iowa
Head Coach: Lorenzo Watkins
At 16-2, the Blackhawks started off 2018 by defeating John Wood Community College 69-61, extending their winning streak to 10 games. In the latest NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball poll, Southeastern was receiving votes and looks to crack the top 25 in this week's poll.
The next NABC Teams of the Week release will be on Tuesday, January 16, for games from Jan. 8-15, 2018.
To view more information on the NABC Teams of the Week and previous releases, go to nabc.org.