Daemen College men’s basketball team was ranked in both Division II national polls for the sixth week in a row.
Coach Mike MacDonald’s men moved up seven places to No. 12 in the Division II Sports Information Directors of America (D2SIDA) media poll and moved three spots to No. 19 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Poll.
Also, Daemen (24-4) is No. 2 in the NCAA East Region rankings behind Saint Anselm (N.H.), a team the Wildcats have defeated and which was upset by Le Moyne in the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament.
Coach Jenepher Banker’s women’s team is ninth in the latest NCAA East Region rankings.
Both teams will enter East Coast Conference Tournament play this weekend. The men, seeded No. 1, will face Bridgeport, the host team, at Hubbell Gymnasium in Bridgeport, Conn., at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
The women (18-9), seeded No. 2, will face NYIT in a first-round game at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Hubbell Gym.