Tuskegee University welcomes historic basketball champions home

Updated: 3/20/2014 12:31 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION

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TUSKEGEE, Ala. (March 19, 2014) –The Golden Tigers men’s basketball team returned home to a big welcome from Tuskegee University tonight. A crowd of fans was waiting as the bus carrying Tuskegee’s first NCAA Division II South Region champion team arrived in front of Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Arena. 

The Golden Tigers defeated the Delta State Statesmen, 80-59, for the win on Tuesday in Lakeland, Fla. It is the first South Region championship victory in the history of Tuskegee’s program. Tuskegee has made three other appearances in the NCAA II playoffs, in 1959, 1979, and 2010. The closest that the Golden Tigers have come is third in South Region play in 1979.

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About Tuskegee University

Founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee University is home to approximately 3,000 students from the U.S. and 30 foreign countries. The academic programs are organized into seven colleges and schools: 1.) Andrew F. Brimmer College of Business and Information Science, 2.) College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences, 3.) College of Arts and Sciences, 4.) College of Engineering, 5.) College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, 6.) Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science, and 7.) School of Education.

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