After a week of voting, it is time to announce True To The Cru’s Basketball Players of the Year, which were voted on both by the media and the general public at the conclusion of phenomenal seasons for both the UMHB men’s and women’s basketball teams, who each went deep in the NCAA Tournament, making the tournament in the same year for the first time in school history.
After a memorable 2021-22 season for the UMHB men’s and women’s basketball teams, True To The Cru would like to recognize and congratulate both teams on their accomplishments this past year, as both programs reached new heights and reached the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament.
BELTON- Reaching unprecedented success in the same season, three standouts from the UMHB men’s and women’s basketball teams were recognized nationally on Tuesday morning by D3hoops.com, named to the 2022 All-Region teams.
CLEVELAND- “I want to be in the fight.”
Those were head coach Clif Carroll’s words hours after his squad’s elimination from the NCAA Tournament in the Elite Eight round. And in the fight his Crusaders were. For an entire 45 minutes. They did not back down, and while Elmhurst emerged with the trip to the Final Four, defeating UMHB, 87-84, in heartbreaking fashion, Carroll could at least find solace in the fact that his team fell in a one-possession contest that was anybody’s game down the stretch.
CLEVELAND- A week ago, Carson Hammond sat in a press conference and was asked if the game-sealing three-pointer he had connected on moments prior was the biggest shot he had ever hit.
CLEVELAND-The Final Four is on the horizon. But one weekend of games still stands in the way. And all signs are pointing towards it being the UMHB men’s basketball team’s toughest test yet.