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