KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NABC has selected the University of Pennsylvania, Dallas Baptist University, Ithaca College, Indiana Wesleyan University and Seward County Community College as its Teams of the Week for games played Dec. 10-16.
NCAA Division I – Penn
Head Coach: Steve Donahue
Penn defeated 16th-ranked Villanova on Tuesday, marking the program’s first win over its city rival since 2002 and its first over an AP-ranked opponent since 1998. The Quakers outrebounded Villanova 35-22 in the victory, which snapped the Wildcats’ 25-game Big 5 winning streak. Penn is now 9-2 this season.
NCAA Division II – Dallas Baptist (Texas)
Head Coach: Blake Flickner
Dallas Baptist upset 11th-ranked Southern Nazarene on Sunday by a score of 79-78 in the opener of the Hoops in Hawaii Invitational. The Patriots shot 66-percent in the second half and withstood a late SNU rally by making 81.3-percent of their free throws in the game. The victory marked Dallas Baptist’s first over a nationally-ranked opponent this season.
NCAA Division III – Ithaca (N.Y.)
Head Coach: Jim Mullins
Ithaca led wire-to-wire in an 85-70 upset win over No. 13 Rochester on Tuesday. The Bombers made 14 three pointers and forced 16 turnovers on their way to handing Rochester its first loss of the season. The victory improved Ithaca to 4-3 overall in 2018-19.
NAIA – Indiana Wesleyan
Head Coach: Greg Tonagel
Defending NAIA Division II national champion Indiana Wesleyan earned victories over two nationally-ranked opponents last week at the Southeastern University Classic. The Wildcats opened the event with an 84-76 win over No. 8 Southeastern on Friday before running past No. 21 Warner 94-75 on Saturday. Indiana Wesleyan is now 13-3 this season with four top-25 wins.
NJCAA/Two-Year Colleges – Seward County (Kan.)
Head Coach: Jason Sautter
Seward County picked up two KJCCC wins last week to improve to 9-2 overall and 4-1 in league games. The Saints beat Cowley 89-70 on Wednesday and then edged No. 3 Coffeyville 69-65 on Saturday, marking their first victory over a nationally-ranked opponent since 2015.