Kansas City, Mo. - Riding a four-game win streak and undefeated in the month
of January, the Saint Xavier University women's basketball team was rewarded
with a one-spot jump in the latest NAIA Women's Division I Basketball Coaches'
Top 25 Poll. The Cougars (13-5 overall)
moved up to No. 10 when the fifth edition of the poll was released by the
national office Monday evening. SXU will
have little time to enjoy its new rank with match-ups against two of the
hottest teams in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC)
scheduled for this week in Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) and Indiana
a nice feeling being back among the top 10 teams in the NAIA, but we also know
that we have a couple of tough tests in the conference this week," said Saint
Xavier University women's basketball coach Bob Hallberg. "Olivet Nazarene (Tuesday's opponent) is
riding an eight-game win streak and ranked No. 21 in the NAIA, while Indiana
University-South Bend (Saturday's opponent) has won 13 straight. If we want to stay among the nation's best
teams, we will have to be at the top of our game this week."
Xavier (13-5 overall/1-0 CCAC) heads to Bourbonnais, Ill., this evening for the
big NAIA and CCAC showdown against No. 21 Olivet Nazarene University. The game is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start.