Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Hosts Bethel In MIAC SemifinalsA spot in the MIAC title game is on the line Friday night as St. Thomas (21-4) hosts Bethel. The Tommies ended the regular season with a 76-69 loss to St. John's in their final regular season home game.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Wins 9th Straight MIAC TitleThe St. Thomas men's basketball team solidified a MIAC title Wednesday night, but the Tommies kept the postgame celebration in the locker room to a minimum. That's because St. Thomas still has one regular season game left Saturday, and it's against one of their biggest conference rivals.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas, St. Olaf Meet Wednesday For MIAC LeadEvery game is big in conference play, but St. Thomas and St. Olaf meet Wednesday night for the biggest game the two teams have played in a long time. It’s been a while since the Oles have been a relevant program in MIAC men’s basketball. St. Olaf has made the playoffs twice in the last six seasons, losing in the quarterfinals both times. With a playoff spot locked up for both teams, St. Thomas needs a road win Wednesday to essentially clinch the regular season title and a No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
Tommies Blog: UST Off To 8-0 Start In MIAC PlayYou can never be fully satisfied as a coach, but John Tauer has to be pretty happy with his squad over at St. Thomas. The Tommies beat Gustavus 61-50 Wednesday night, led by a 19-5 edge at the free-throw line, to improve to 8-0 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Tommies Blog: UST Hoops Squad Confident Despite Losing 4 StartersMost teams that lose four starters from a squad that was one game away from playing for a national title would consider the next season rebuilding. But the St. Thomas men’s basketball program isn’t like most squads. For coach John Tauer and the team, it’s a program that’s simply reloading.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Denied Bid At NCAA TitleThis 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.
Tommie Hoops Outlast Williams, Advance To Final FourThe University of St. Thomas men's basketball team pulled off a gritty win Friday afternoon in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Division III tournament, topping Williams 82-79 in Salem, Va.
St. Thomas Beats Wheaton 68-58, Advances To Sweet 16The 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.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Dominates Aurora In NCAA 1st RoundIt 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.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Clinches MIAC Playoff BerthThere is still plenty to be decided in the MIAC men’s basketball season, but St. Thomas knows one thing: They’re in the playoffs.
Tommies Blog: Top-Ranked St. Thomas Dominating MIAC OpponentsThe St. Thomas men’s basketball team is playing just like it wants to in its MIAC schedule, and through 11 games, nobody has been able to stop them.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Teams Gear Up For NCAA PlayoffsIt’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.