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UST Basketball Teams Play Home Finales of Successful Seasons

Summary

SCAC Commissioner Dwayne Hanberry will be in attendance to present the regular-season championship trophy to the Celts Men Basketball team.. It is the first SCAC championship for any of St. Thomas’ athletic programs.

Celts Men and Women's Basketball players collageCelts Play Austin College

The University of St. Thomas men’s and women’s basketball teams will host their final home games of the 2019-20 season Sunday, Feb. 23, when the Celts host Austin College at UST’s Jerabeck Center.

The men’s game between UST and Austin College will tip off at noon, with the women’s game set to follow at approximately 2 p.m.

Finest Seasons in Men & Women's Program History

Both Celt basketball teams have put together arguably their finest seasons in program history.

The Celt men are enter the week with a 21-2 record, which is their best 23-game start in program history. The Celts are 14-2 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play, and have already clinched the regular-season conference championship in their first year as league members.

SCAC Commissioner to Present Regular-Season Championship Trophy to Celts

SCAC Commissioner Dwayne Hanberry will be in attendance to present the regular-season championship trophy to the Celts. It is the first SCAC championship for any of St. Thomas’ athletic programs.

Net-Cutting Ceremony & Reception for Men's Team

The men’s team will also have a special net-cutting ceremony after the women’s game. A reception for the men’s basketball team will be held in the Scanlan Center inside Jerabeck during the women’s game.

Meanwhile, the UST women’s basketball team has started the season 18-5, which is also their best 23-game start in program history. The Celt women are vying for a second-place finish in the SCAC behind Trinity (Texas), which is ranked No. 13 in the latest Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Division III poll.

Celebrating Senior Day at the Game

With both teams celebrating Senior Day, the women’s seniors will be honored at halftime of the men’s game, while the men’s seniors will be honored between the contests.

As UST is in its first year of transition into the NCAA's Division III and the SCAC, they are ineligible for the postseason conference and NCAA Tournament. With dual membership in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, both basketball teams have their sights set on the USCAA postseason.

The Celts open the weekend Friday, Feb. 21, when they host the University of Dallas. The men tip off at 5:30 p.m., with the women set to follow at 7:30 p.m.

The University of St. Thomas is Houston’s Catholic University. For more than 70 years, UST has graduated students into successful careers in medicine, education, business, public administration and more. As Houston grows, UST will continue to provide the strong leaders and skilled workers needed to meet those demands.