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.
LEXINGTON, Kentucky- The UMHB women’s basketball team came up short on Friday night against Transylvania, but the Crusaders did everything they could late in the fourth quarter, scoring 25 points and ending their season with a fight to the finish.
LEXINGTON, Kentucky- There are times when a win does not show up on the record as a win. There are times when coming back from down 17 points to cut it to a three-point margin late in a game, is telling enough of a team’s resilience and drive.
LEXINGTON, Kentucky- The UMHB women’s basketball team has been here before. In fact, the previous two times the NCAA Tournament has been held, the Crusaders have reached the Round of 16. But those teams were different from this year’s squad in one way: experience.
Veteran-laden teams in 2019 and 2020, the Cru had multiple seniors coming off both the bench and in the starting lineup. That is not the case on this year’s squad, which is made up of several young standouts, and features just four players who played on the last tournament team in 2020.