KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NABC has selected Radford University, Queens University of Charlotte, Keene State College, Missouri Baptist University and Vincennes University as its first Teams of the Week of the 2018-19 season.
NCAA Division I – Radford
Head Coach: Mike Jones
Radford went 2-0 last week, capped by a victory on Friday at 17th-ranked Texas that marked the program’s first-ever win over a nationally-ranked opponent. Radford held the Longhorns to just 30-percent shooting in the second half and 34.9-percent for the game. Earlier in the week, the Highlanders scored 61 second-half points en route to a dominant 102-69 win over Glenville State. Radford is now 6-1 overall this season.
NCAA Division II – Queens (N.C.)
Head Coach: Bart Lundy
Queens opened its South Atlantic Conference schedule last week with wins over No. 23 Lenoir-Rhyne and Anderson. On Wednesday, the Royals traveled to Lenoir-Rhyne and handed the Bears their first loss of the season by a score of 76-69. Then on Saturday, Queens shot 60-percent from the field and held off a late Anderson rally to claim a 79-77 win, improving to 7-2 on the year.
NCAA Division III – Keene State (N.H.)
Head Coach: Ryan Cain
Keene State earned wins over a pair of previously-unbeaten opponents last week, defeating UMass-Boston and 12th-ranked Middlebury. The Owls held league-foe UMass-Boston to 36.8-percent shooting in Wednesday’s 92-77 victory, then had five players score in double figures on Saturday in a 93-88 win at Middlebury. The wins moved Keene State to 4-2 overall.
NAIA – Missouri Baptist
Head Coach: Matt Brock
Missouri Baptist went a perfect 3-0 last week, claiming victories over Lindenwood, Harris-Stowe and Williams Woods to improve to 10-0 this season. All three wins came by at least 19 points, including a dominant 89-38 performance against city-rival Lindenwood. The Spartans are now outscoring their opponents by an average of 33.3 points per game during their undefeated start.
NJCAA/Two-Year Colleges – Vincennes (Ind.)
Head Coach: Todd Franklin
Vincennes continued its hot start to the season, picking up wins over Lake Land and Highland to move its record to 11-0 in 2018-19. The Trailblazers – who are currently ranked No. 1 in the Massey Ratings – won by scores of 117-61 over Lake Land and 85-68 over Highland. Vincennes has now won every game this season by at least 18 points.