EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The University of Evansville honored UE’s 1992 & 1993 NCAA tournament teams during halftime of Saturday’s game against Northern Iowa.
Head Coach, Jim Crews, was honored among many other players. Notables such as Scott Shreffler, Harrison’s grad Brent Kell, Sascha Hupmann, and many more.
Crews and Shreffler explain their experience as Ace basketball player was an unbelievably good experience. Former head coach, Jeff Crews, explained why it was so special.
“They were a team, they weren’t individuals, they really did know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, they played to that, they were very competitive. They loved playing on the road, and that’s a championship trait. Being able to, one championship’s hard, two is really, they got four in two years.”
Shreffler remembered that this team was one unit and that they didn’t care about individual accomplishments.
“It’s awesome man, this team is so great, back to back years of ncca tournamnets, conference tournament wins, conference champion wins, 47 and 13. As coach Crews talked about out there, we didn’t care who scored, who did what, winning was our main goal, and what a group of unselfish guys, i love those guys to death.”
The 1992 Aces team went 24-6 and the 1993 squad went 23-7. They haven’t had a NCAA or NIT bid since 1999.
(This story was originally published on February 2, 2020)