He’s less than a full year removed from college, in the real world and now has the chance to do something few small-college athletes get. So when St. Thomas graduate and NCAA champion Tommy Hannon got an offer to pursue a professional career overseas, it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.
Two weeks have passed since the college basketball season, and St. Thomas coach John Tauer is still kicking himself at how the year ended despite one of the most successful seasons in history of the program.
This week was spring break at the University of St. Thomas, and men’s basketball coach John Tauer said half-jokingly he’s miserable. It’s got nothing to do with school, but rather that he’s not preparing to play for a national championship.
Saturday night promises to be both exciting and bittersweet for the St. Thomas men’s basketball team. The Tommies (28-1), ranked No. 1 in Division III, host No. 12-ranked Calvin College (Michigan) in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament.
The St. Thomas men’s basketball team got off to a fast start and held off a second half comeback in a 68-58 win over Wheaton College Saturday night in the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs.
The road to a championship is never an easy one, and the St. Thomas basketball team isn’t expecting an easy match-up when it faces Wheaton College Saturday night.
It might be difficult to tell when a team which only has one loss on the season is peaking, but St. Thomas might be doing just that right now. The nation’s No. 1-ranked team in Division III dominated in its NCAA first round game against Aurora University (Illinois) in a 91-62 victory last Saturday night.
The St. Thomas men’s basketball team had a big day in a lot of ways Sunday, beating Augsburg 92-65 to win the MIAC Playoff title. It’s the third straight championship for the Tommies (26-1), who enter the NCAA Division III Tournament as the nation’s No. 1-ranked team.
The St. Thomas basketball team is in an unusual spot this weekend, but it’s one they welcome. They can sit and rest, while four teams battle for three playoff spots on Saturday.
In a season full of tough games and gritty efforts, John Tauer and the St. Thomas basketball team had a little bit of fun earlier this week. That’s easy to do when you win your eighth straight regular season conference title and secure a No. 1 seed for the MIAC Playoffs.
The best friend dynamic between St. Thomas’ John Nance and Tommy Hannon is so genuine, so goofy, and so … simply entertaining that I found myself momentarily forgetting to interview two of the cornerstones for […]
John Tauer is in just his second year as head coach of the St. Thomas men’s basketball program, but he seems to be pushing all the right buttons.
It’s been quite a winter over at the St. Thomas campus in St. Paul as two basketball teams are gearing up for the NCAA Tournament.