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Men’s basketball wins ASC west: Deweese is Coach of the Year

Men’s basketball wins ASC west: Deweese is Coach of the Year

The Crusader men’s basketball team posted the best regular season record in school history, easily winning the ASC West Division title with a record of 24-1, only to have hopes for a championship dashed in a pair of heartbreaking postseason games. By late in the season, the team had earned a number five national ranking in the D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll, and UMHB was chosen to host both the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament and the first two rounds of the NCAA Division III National Championships. But a semi-final loss to McMurry University in the ASC tournament nixed the Crusader’s dream of a conference crown, and the team’s postseason play ended with a 68-66 loss to Trinity in the opening round of the playoffs.

The team’s superior play during its regular season brought year-end accolades for Head Coach Ken Deweese, who was voted American Southwest Conference West Division Coach of the Year for the fifth time in the last six years. In the 2011-12 season, Deweese guided the men’s team to its fifth NCAA Division III Tournament appearance in six years.