KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Baylor University, the University of Southern Indiana, Westminster College, the University of Pikeville and Johnson County Community College have been named the NABC Teams of the Week for games played Jan. 28-Feb. 3.
NCAA Division I – Baylor
Head Coach: Scott Drew
Baylor extended its winning streak to six-straight games with a pair of dominant Big 12 victories last week. The Bears got their week started on Monday with a 77-47 win at Oklahoma – marking the largest margin of victory for any team playing at OU since 1963. Baylor followed that performance on Saturday by shooting 55.6-percent and making 15 threes in a 90-64 win over TCU. The Bears are currently 15-6 overall and tied atop the Big 12 standings at 6-2.
NCAA Division II – Southern Indiana
Head Coach: Rodney Watson
Southern Indiana recorded arguably the biggest victory of the Division II season to date on Saturday, winning at then-unbeaten and No. 1-ranked Bellarmine 80-76. USI shot 52.2 percent in the victory, which snapped Bellarmine’s 67-game home winning streak and 45-game GLVC home winning streak. The win improved the Screaming Eagles to 15-5 overall and 7-3 in conference play.
NCAA Division III – Westminster
Head Coach: Kevin Siroki
Westminster went 2-0 last week, picking up President’s Athletic Conference wins over Washington and Jefferson and Saint Vincent. The Titans forced 21 turnovers on Wednesday in their 70-67 victory over Washington and Jefferson, and then forced 16 more in Saturday’s 87-80 overtime win against Saint Vincent. After a difficult start to the season, Westminster has now won four-straight games to improve its PAC record to 7-6.
NAIA – Pikeville
Head Coach: Kelly Wells
Pikeville improved to 19-5 overall and 6-3 in the Mid-South Conference with a pair of road victories last week. On Thursday, UPIKE limited 17th-ranked Cumberlands to just 32.8-percent shooting in a 66-52 win. Then on Saturday, the Bears used 18 second-chance points to outlast Life 85-79 in overtime. Pikeville currently sits in second place in the Mid-South standings.
NJCAA/Two-Year Colleges – Johnson County Community College
Head Coach: Mike Jeffers
Johnson County took over sole possession of first place in the KJCCC standings after picking up three conference wins last week. The Cavaliers started the week with a 75-67 upset of No. 3 Highlands on Monday, followed by an 86-71 road win at Labette on Wednesday. JCCC closed the week with a convincing 76-58 victory over Hesston on Saturday. The Cavaliers are now 21-3 overall and 4-0 in league play.