The men and women’s basketball schedules have just been released. Notable games this year will be played throughout the season. Opening up, both teams will have their first scrimmages at home on Tuesday November 5th and will kick off the regular season the following week in San Angelo versus Angelo State University. The men’s and women’s basketball teams will face tough competition against both NCAA DI and DII schools this year in order to prepare themselves for the NCCAA national tournament in March.
Last year the men’s team fell short of the national title for the NCCAA DII national tournament by just eleven points. With all of their returners except for their point guard, the team has high hopes looking towards March. Additionally, the Lady Patriots grasped a second place finish last year in the ACCA DII national tournament and a 6th place finish in the NCCAA DII national tournament. The Lady Patriots return the majority of their starters while adding some much needed strength and height; their season looks to be very promising and exciting.