Team prepares for tropical island adventure
The Trojans will play the next four games on the road starting with this weekend’s matchup against Tulsa in Oklahoma and culminating in the BVI Tropical Shootout in the British Virgin Islands Dec. 20-21.
Players and staff will travel to the Caribbean to face Jacksonville State in the first contest and will play either Coppin State or Southern Mississippi in their second game.
While the team will get to enjoy warm weather and more importantly competition on the court, they will be on the road for the holidays as usual. Something that Ted Crass, Director of Basketball Operations, understands well having spent 5 years with the program as a manager and then a player. He knows what a trip like this can mean to the players.
“Overall, it will be a great experience,” Crass said. “Guys that have never been outside their own states, getting a chance to go and see different cultures and see a different world.”
The team continues its tough non-conference schedule this month ending home game against Grambling on Dec. 30, before starting conference play in January. The team is tentatively scheduled to leave for the Tropical Shootout on Dec. 18.