KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Stephen F. Austin University, Pace University, Westfield State University, Dalton State College and Salt Lake Community College have been selected as the NABC Teams of the Week for week three of the 2019-20 season.
NCAA Division I – Stephen F. Austin
Head Coach: Kyle Keller
The Lumberjacks became the first team in Southland Conference history to defeat a #1-ranked team with an 85-83 overtime win over Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The upset ended the Blue Devils’ 150-game non-conference home winning streak and was the first loss for Duke to a non-major program when ranked #1 nationally. Stephen F. Austin also snapped Arkansas State's four-game winning streak with a 76-57 win.
NCAA Division II – Pace
Head Coach: Matt Healing
Pace had a 2-0 week with a 77-61 win over New Haven, which was voted to win the Southwest Division in the NE10 Coaches' Poll by unanimous vote from opposing head coaches. The Setters also posted a 69-61 win against Molloy, a team coming off a bid to the NCAA East Regional in 2018-19.
NCAA Division III – Westfield State
Head Coach: Rich Sutter
Westfield State University senior forward Jauch Green, Jr. scored on a drive with 3.7 seconds left to lift the Owls to perhaps the biggest upset in program history, toppling #3 ranked Amherst College, 68-67. The won gave Westfield State head coach Rich Sutter his 300th career win.
NAIA – Dalton State
Head Coach: Alex Ireland
The Roadrunners (8-1) have used a hot start to climb to No. 21 in the NAIA Division I rankings. Dalton State, which ranks in the top 20 in the NAIA in FG% defense, steals, 3pt FG% defense and scoring defense, scored a 92-77 win over Edward Waters last week.
NJCAA/Two-Year Colleges – Salt Lake Community College
Head Coach: Kyle Taylor
After a 3-2 start for Salt Lake Community College, the Bruins have rattled off five straight wins including two victories last week in the SLCC Thanksgiving Classic. Salt Lake knocked off Northeastern JC on Friday, 93-79, and followed that with a win over Western Wyoming, 93-83, on Saturday. Now 8-2, the Bruins are on the cusp of the NJCAA Top 25.