March 24, 2009

Team of the Week

Duke Named CBI Team of the Week

After going 4-1 and winning its ACC series at No. 1 North Carolina, Duke has been named the Team of the Week.


The Blue Devils swept a doubleheader from Maryland-Eastern Shore 12-4 and 5-2 on Wednesday. Duke lost at UNC 8-5 on Friday before beating the Tar Heels 5-4 on Saturday and 10-9 on Sunday to raise its record to 14-7 overall and 5-4 in the ACC.


Honorable mention goes to Kansas, which rebounded from two losses at San Diego State to sweep a three-game Big 12 series against No. 2 Texas. Miami (Fla.) defeated St. Thomas and UMBC before winning two of three at previously undefeated No. 16 Virginia. Cal State Fullerton swept a three-game set from Summit-favorite Oral Roberts. New Mexico enjoyed a 6-0 week, with two wins at No. 7 Texas A&M and a four-game sweep of Northwestern. Arizona State started its Pac-10 slate with a three-game sweep of Arizona. College of Charleston won at No. 11 Coastal Carolina before taking three at Samford to stay in first in the Southern Conference. Arkansas went 1-1 against Nebraska before winning three at Auburn to stay undefeated in SEC play at 6-0. Georgia won at Georgia State before taking three from Mississippi State. Loyola Marymount bounced back from a loss at Long Beach State to sweep a four-game series with defending national champion Fresno State. Central Connecticut State defeated Indiana and Illinois in Florida. East Carolina beat Richmond and Norfolk State before sweeping a C-USA series against UCF. Middle Tennessee split a pair with Southern Illinois before sweeping Florida Atlantic to move into a tie for first in the Sun Belt. Missouri State took two from Southeast Missouri State before sweeping a three-game MVC set against Bradley. Kent State defeated Ashland and Duquesne before taking three MAC contests from Eastern Michigan. Fordham bounced back from a loss at Liberty to take two of three at A-10 favorite Charlotte. Jacksonville won at Bethune-Cookman before taking two of three at A-Sun leader Florida Gulf Coast. Seton Hall defeated Stony Brook and lost to Manhattan before winning two of three at Notre Dame. UTSA rebounded from a pair of losses at Kansas State to sweep a three-game Southland set at first-place Sam Houston State. Eastern Illinois defeated Indiana and lost to Bradley in Florida before winning three OVC games at Murray State. Winthrop rebounded from a loss at USC to defeat Georgia Southern and take two of three from Big South-favorite Coastal Carolina.


Previous Teams of the Week

March 17 - Cal State Fullerton

March 10 - Illinois

March 3 - Rice

Feb. 24 - Middle Tennessee