Huston-Tillotson 2021-2022 Men’s Basketball Season Preview

By Todd Cruff, Sports Information Director Huston-Tillotson


her team building moments. We have had to rebuild our team comradery amongst our returners and recruits, setting the momentum for the season not only amongst the program but the University.


Biggest games of the season and why do you think those games? 


We don’t look at one team being the “biggest” each one of our opponents is the “THE BIG GAME”. Our ultimate goal is to be the last team standing and each of our games prepare us just for that.


Thoughts on the additions of new conference opponents, such as XULA, and how that helps move the conference forward in a already tough basketball conference? 


We welcome our new conference teams, XULA and Louisiana College. RRAC has set the bar in terms of being one if not the most competitive conferences in NAIA. With the new additions, I am now expecting five team of the ten RRAC teams to make it to the national tournament.


Biggest losses from your roster and biggest additions? 


Each year as we celebrate our graduating seniors, it is always bittersweet for our program. We have bonded with those guys and watch them develop both on and off the court. We wish our All- Conference players: AJ James, BJ Jenkins, Von Parmer, Jeremy Solomon all the best and let them know they will always be a Ram. Contrarily, recruitment season is just as exciting, we have welcomed our new guys to the program and just as anxious as them to get to work this season.


The season will begin on Monday, November 1, 2021, as the Mighty Rams welcome North American University to Austin, Texas. Game time is slated for a 7:30 p.m. central time start.  This will be the first game for the HT men’s basketball team since March 5 of 2020, when they played Wiley College in the first round of the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament

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