At TAMIU the Dustdevils held their annual “Maroon Madness” event to kick off the mens and womens basketball seasons. Fans packed one half of the gym as the two teams were introduced to the students. The mens team is coming off a fourth place finish in the Heartland Conference that included another trip to the conference tournament. They are picked to finish fourth in the preseason polls. The women came up just one win shy of making the conference tournament last year and are picked by the pollsters to come up just short once again as they predict TAMIU to finish in the fifth spot.
The men will open their season in Anaheim, California playing in the Disney Division II Tip Off Classic the second weekend of November. The women will open with Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls Texas on November 12th.