Men’s basketball earns NABC Team of the Week honors

KANSAS CITY – The nationally-ranked Saint Anselm College men's basketball team was selected as the National Association of Basketball Coaches "Team of the Week" for NCAA Division II on Tuesday.

LINK: NABC Team of the Week Winners

The Hawks, ranked fourth in the nation by both the NABC Coaches' Poll and the D2SIDA National Media Poll, earned a pair of wins this past week, defeating Saint Michael's on the road on Tuesday before handing previously-undefeated Bentley, ranked 10th nationally, by an 84-74 margin.

Saint Anselm improves to 8-0 on the year, its best start to begin a season since the program's varsity-level inception in 1934. Head Coach Keith Dickson, in his 33rd season on the Hilltop, navigated his team through a strong non-league schedule that included Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference divisional favorites Bloomfield and Jefferson.

The team is paced offensively by senior Tim Guers (Langhorne, Pa.), an All-America candidate, who is averaging 21.8 points, eight rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. He ranks seventh in NCAA Division II in three-point field goal percentage (.568) and 12th nationally with an average of 37:05 played per contest.

The Hawks, who are one of only 11 programs in Division II without a defeat as of Tuesday, Dec. 11, return to action on Tuesday, Dec. 18, traveling to Bridgeport for a 4 p.m. contest. The Knights, who are the reigning East Coast Conference Regular Season Champions, topped the ECC's Preseason Coaches' Poll to begin this season.