KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Presbyterian College, Western Washington University, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Truett McConnell University have been named the NABC Teams of the Week for games played Nov. 27 through Dec. 3.
NCAA Division I – Presbyterian
Head Coach: Dustin Kerns
Presbyterian collected a pair of wins in thrilling fashion last week. First on Tuesday, sophomore J.C. Younger hit a fade-away jumper as time expired to give the Blue Hose a 74-72 victory over UNC Greensboro. Then on Saturday, Presbyterian again hit on a last-second shot – this time a three-pointer from redshirt junior Davon Bell with 0.4 seconds remaining – to beat North Carolina A&T 73-70.
NCAA Division II – Western Washington
Head Coach: Tony Dominquez
Western Washington rolled to a 2-0 record last week, winning a pair of games by a combined 54 points. The impressive week started on Thursday with a 99-72 victory over Concordia in the Vikings’ GNAC opener. They followed that performance on Saturday by handing No. 13 Western Oregon its first loss of the season by a score of 85-58. Western Washington shot a combined 58.5 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from long distance in the two matchups.
NCAA Division III – Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Head Coach: Pat Juckem
Wisconsin-Oshkosh went 2-0 last week, winning 71-58 at North Park on Tuesday followed by a double-overtime 95-89 win over second-ranked Augustana on Saturday. The Titans’ victory over Augustana – the 2017 national runner-up – was the program’s first in 11 all-time meetings between the schools. UW-Oshkosh is a perfect 5-0 on the season.
NAIA – Truett McConnell
Head Coach: Jon Yeh
Truett McConnell claimed three victories on the week to improve to 9-2 this year. The Bears’ strong week started on Tuesday with a 76-63 road win at Tennessee Wesleyan. Two nights later, TMU earned a hard-fought 73-71 overtime victory at St. Andrews. Then on Saturday, the Bears capped their week with a convincing 83-65 win over 14th-ranked Union, the defending NAIA Division II national champions. TMU forced 32 turnovers in the upset over Union.