TSUSports.com: TSU Athletics set to honor 2002-03 Men’s Basketball Championship Team

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    HOUSTON- Texas Southern Athletics has announced that it will honor the 2002-03 TSU Men's Basketball program next month with a special ceremony.
    On March 15, 2003 under the direction of former Tigers head coach Ronnie Courtney Texas Southern defied the odds by defeating Alcorn State 77-68 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship game.

    With the victory Texas Southern would go on to qualify for the NCAA Tournament where they would face UNC-Asheville in the opening round.

    "The 2002-03 men's basketball team at Texas Southern was an exceptional group of young men," said Courtney. "The team came together at the right time and we were able to accomplish some remarkable things that season."

    Texas Southern amassed an 18-13 overall record during the 2002-03 campaign highlighted by the Tigers winning five of their last six contests.

    "We're really excited to get the opportunity to come back and celebrate that memorable season and to honor the rich tradition of Texas Southern Tigers men's basketball along with members of the alumni, as well as current TSU students, faculty and staff."

    "Being that this year marks the 15th anniversary of TSU's title run under Coach Courtney we found it only fitting that we take this opportunity to bring the team back and recognize their contributions to the program here at TSU," said Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Charles McClelland. "This will be a special night for them as well as for our current student-athletes and coaches as they look to continue to build upon the rich tradition that has been established at TSU by coaches and student-athletes past and present."

    Texas Southern University will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Tigers basketball programs' 2002-03 championship season with a special ceremony on Saturday, February 24th when TSU host Alabama A&M at 7:30 pm at the HPE Arena.

    Courtesy: TSU Athletics

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