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.
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.