The 2015-16 version of Bulldog men’s basketball logged the fourth-most wins in program history, finishing with a 21-9 overall record under the direction of second-year head coach Chris Foster.
Truman, which also advanced to the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament for the third time in as many seasons as conference members, landed four players on all-conference teams: junior Cory Myers (first-team and all-defensive team); senior Cole Myers (second-team); junior Kyle Kanaskie (second-team); and junior Dwight Sistrunk Jr. (all-defensive team).
Truman came out of the gate with just a 4-3 mark through the first seven games before stringing together an eight-game winning streak – capped with back-to-back double-digit home wins against McKendree (Ill.) and Illinois Springfield to sit at 12-3. After two losses on the road, the Bulldogs won eight of their final 11 to earn the No. 6 overall seed in the GLVC tournament. Truman picked up a 90-84 home win against Missouri-St. Louis in the opening round before coming up just short against the region’s No. 1 team, Wisconsin-Parkside, in the quarterfinal round in St. Louis.
This year’s group completed the first back-to-back-to-back 20-plus win seasons in program history. The Bulldogs graduate two seniors, Andrew Vander Zwaag and Cole Myers, while returning Cory Myers, Kanaskie, Sistrunk Jr., and 10 other squad members for the 2016-17 season, set to begin in November.