No. 1 Hounds to host two conference opponents

UPDATE: UIndy men rout McKendree 87-56; WTHR highlights

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The undefeated UIndy men’s basketball team is riding a No. 1 national ranking as it gears up to host Great Lakes Valley Conference opponents tonight and Saturday.

Lawson

Lawson

The 15-0 Greyhounds rose from No. 3 to the very top of the latest NCAA Division II coaches poll after defeating Bellarmine and Southern Indiana last week. Senior forward/center Joe Lawson was named D-II Player of the Week for the second time this season.

The No. 1 ranking is only the second in the program’s history, and the first since a 1996-1997 team that opened the season with 18 straight wins.

Tonight, the Greyhounds face Illinois’ McKendree University, with the women’s game at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s game at 7:45 p.m. in Nicoson Hall. On Saturday, the Hounds host University of Illinois-Springfield, with the women’s game at 1 p.m. and the men’s game at 3:15 p.m.

Read more about the men’s matchups here and the women’s matchups here.