Thursday, February 25, 2016

YellowJacket Basketball: Fear the Sting!

LeTourneau University's men's and women's basketball teams are making history today.

For the first time in the university's 70-years, BOTH of the LETU basketball teams have made it into their NCAA conference tournaments in the same year and are playing on the same day!



Today at noon, our women's team will compete against Hardin-Simmons University at the Herrington Patriot Center on the campus of University of Texas at Tyler. You can watch the game through live audio and video streaming as well as keep up with the statistics here. Should they win, the women will play at the same location tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 26) at 5 p.m.

Head coach Leslie Reinecker, who is only in her second season as LETU's head women's basketball coach, and assistant coach Sheronda Powell have much to be proud of in their team. Five players were named to the American Southwest Conference All-Academic Team last year, and six earned at least a 3.0 GPA or higher during this past fall semester.

Tonight our men will take on Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. The team left Tuesday morning to make the 630-plus mile trip across the state to be there for the game that begins tonight at 7:30 p.m.

You can watch their game streaming live online here. Plus, you can also listen here: and keep up with game stats here.

Head coach Dan Miller is also in his second season as head men's basketball coach. He and assistant coach James Wallace have much to be proud of in their team. Eleven of their players earned at least a 3.0 GPA or higher during this past semester.

Local TV came out to talk to the coaches and players earlier in the week. You can see those interviews here. The men will play Friday at 7:30 if they win today.

Our YellowJacket basketball teams are representing LeTourneau University well this week. Let's give them our support. Fear the Sting!