Saturday February 18 Men’s Basketball won their 10th Conference crown with a 96-84 win over Graceland.
The title comes in what can only be considered a huge season for the Statesmen. Earlier in the year, head coach John Henry became the winningest coach in program history.
Seniors Torren Jones, Jarvis Haywood, Jeremy Postell and Lionel Ellison all contributed to the win that led to the conference title in their senior year.
As of February 14, the squad was ranked #2 in the NAIA D1 Poll, however they have proved to the Heart that they are #1. The is only the Statesmen’s second season in the Heart of America Athletic Conference and the second year they’ve won the conference title.
Continuing a season in which Coach Henry made his own bit of history he said, “This has been a great season so far. We aren’t going to change anything, we are going to concentrate on simply doing what we have been doing.”
This is the Men’s Basketball team’s 6th outright title in program history and with only two games left in the regular season, they will head into the Conference Tournament with the #1 seed.
The Statesmen the went on to have a 107-93 win over Missouri Valley this past Saturday afternoon. Not only did the squad have a team win, but it was a also senior night. The seniors were represented during the Women’s half time. Seniors, Torren Jones, Jermey Postall, Lionel Ellison, Kevin Smith, Charles Knowles, Jarvis Haywood, Kordario Fleming and Rufus Williams were recognized.