It's no secret that the men's and women's basketball teams at The University of Scranton have a history of success. With three national titles between them, the Royals and Lady Royals have been synonymous with big victories on the court. Now, they are on the verge of combining for an impressive milestone.
The two basketball programs currently boast a combined 2,499 victories all-time, leaving Scranton one victory shy of becoming just the second NCAA Division III institution to achieve 2,500 combined victories in men's and women's basketball. The other, St. Thomas (Minn.) reached the milestone earlier this season. (Read about it here.)
The Royals enter play on Saturday with an all-time record of 1,481-941, which includes national titles in 1976 and 1983. The Lady Royals are 1,018-224 and won the national title in 1985. Their 1,018 victories are the third-most in NCAA Division III history and their .819 winning percentage is the best in Division III history.
The men's team will have the first shot at reaching the history milestone when they face Elizabethtown on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Elizabethtown, Pa. The women will take on Elizabethtown immediately following that game at approximately 4 p.m.