As TROY’s men’s and women’s basketball teams prepare for the upcoming season, Head Coaches Don Maestri and Michael Murphy know there are some challenges ahead.
The TROY women will face six teams on their schedule that qualified for post season play a year ago. Murphy’s Trojans will face NCAA Tournament participants Georgia Tech, Chattanooga, George Washington and Western Kentucky. The women will also face WNIT participants Arkansas-Little Rock and Middle Tennessee.
On the men’s side of schedule, Maestri’s Trojans have added home-and-home series against UAB and UNC-Wilmington of the Colonial Athletic Association.
“We will have a lot of new faces on the team this year and this schedule will certainly provide for plenty of challenges,” Maestri said.
Both the men’s and women’s teams will take part in tournament play as well during the 2008-09 season. The women will take part in the Chattanooga Classic in November and the UT-Pan American Post Christmas Tournament in Edinburg, TX. The men will take part in the LSU Thanksgiving Tournament in Baton Rouge in November.
The Sun Belt Conference Tournaments for both the men and women are set for March 7-10 in Hot Springs, AR.