Big week for Hoops

Both the UNA men’s and women’s basketball teams are off to great starts this season. The men are now 10-2 overall and 4-1 in GSC play, while the women are 11-4 and 4-1 in the GSC.

This week’s games will tell a lot about how each team. UNA will host Shorter on Thursday night and then will play at UAH on Saturday.

The UNA men are tied for second in the GSC entering this week’s games. UAH leads the conference with a 5-1 record after Saturday’s shocking home loss to Delta State. West Georgia is tied with UNA for second place at 4-2, while Shorter is right behind at 4-2, with Christian Brothers just a half back back at 3-2.
As always, it’s cruical to win at home, so Thursday’s game against Shorter is pretty much a must-win if UNA wants to remain in contention for the GSC title. Obviously winning at UAH will be extremely difficult, but unlike the UNA teams of the past three years, this one has the talent to play with UAH. You can’t expect to win at UAH, but if the Lions could somewhow sweep both games this week it would put them in a very nice position. It is always a great atmosphere at Spragins Hall when these two teams get together, so anyone wanting to see some exciting basketball should make the trip to Huntsville on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the UNA women are coming off their first GSC loss after falling at home Saturday to Union. The loss put the Lions in a tie for second place in the GSC standings, a half a game behind first-place UAH. Union is tied with UNA at 4-1, while West Georgia, Delta State and West Alabama are all 3-2.

The women need to bounce back with a win at home against Shorter on Thursday. That would set up a showdown with UAH on Saturday for first place in the conference standings. UNA upset the Chargers at Spragins Hall a year ago, so UAH will be looking for revenge. It’s still early in conference play, but these games are huge for the Lions.

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