The Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks will open the 2012-13 basketball season when they travel to Dayton, Tenn., to face the Bryan College JV teams on Friday, Nov. 2. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. central time.
The first home contest and the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) opener will come a week later, with Columbia State scheduled to visit Copperweld Arena on Friday, Nov. 9. The women are set for a 6 p.m. start and the men will follow at 8 p.m. There is no admission charge to Motlow regular season athletic contests.
Bucks head coach Jerry Nichols enters his fourth season with perhaps his most talented lineup. His squads have been on the brink of winning the conference tournament, finishing as runner-up the past two seasons. Last season ended with a heartbreaking 59-56 loss to Columbia State in the finals as Motlow finished with a 17-11 overall record.
The Lady Bucks are in their first season under new head coach Aaron Holland, who has four returning sophomores and a promising group of freshmen on his roster. Nichols was the interim head coach last season, leading the Lady Bucks to an 11-13 overall record.
The regular season will end on Feb. 23, 2013 with a trip to Jackson State. The TCCAA Tournament will be held at Copperweld Arena beginning Mar. 5, with the men’s and women’s championship games scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 9.
A meet the Bucks event was held at First Vision Bank in Tullahoma yesterday with several people from the community attending.