A second trip to the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament in as many seasons, and another 20-win season, highlighted the Truman men’s basketball year, as the Bulldogs posted 11 conference victories under the direction of first-year head coach Chris Foster.
Truman, coming off a 20-7 season a year ago, went 20-10 in the 2014-15 campaign, which included a first-round GLVC tournament win and a trip to the conference quarterfinals. The Bulldogs opened the year with a grueling travel slate, building a 3-2 record against regional opponents and capturing the Kentucky Wesleyan Thanksgiving Classic before sweeping the month of December with six victories.
After a brief stumble at home to start the 2015 calendar year, the Bulldogs rattled off seven wins in the next eight games before posting an 11-7 conference mark and a second-place mark in the GLVC West division. Truman handed longtime rival Quincy a third loss on the year in the GLVC tournament opener, but fell to nationally ranked UW-Parkside in the conference quarterfinals at Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo.
Senior guard Seth Jackson was named first-team All-GLVC and second-team all-region by the NABC, while fellow senior backcourt mate Reed Mells earned first-team all-conference honors as well. Sophomore Cory Myers was an all-conference defensive team award winner.
Foster’s second season as the program’s head coach will begin in November 2015.