After getting some rest over Christmas break, the workload increases substantially for the Truman State basketball teams in this first week of the new year. Starting with Sunday’s contest at home with Lindenwood, the Bulldogs will have three doubleheaders over seven days (four men’s games). Sunday’s women’s game is canceled.

The top two scorers in the GLVC will be featured in the men’s game. Lindenwood had the top scorer in the league last year in T.J. Crockett, who graduated. Now, it’s Jacoby Ross at 20.5 points per game that leads a potent Lions backcourt, according to Truman coach Jeff Horner.

Bulldog big man Cade McKnight is second in the conference in scoring at 19.5. The 19th-ranked Bulldogs have won four in a row to improve to 8-2 and bring a 2-0 conference record into the contest. Former MACC coach Kyle Gerdeman has the Lions at 5-6 overall and 1-2 in the GLVC. You can hear Truman versus Lindenwood from Pershing Arena Sunday on Superstation KRES and starting with the Truman Tipoff at 2:45pm. Brad and Hank will have the call. Due to the cancellation of the first game and weather conditions, no admission fee will be charged.

The Truman women went 5-5 in the first semester. All-American guard Hannah Belanger is ready to break the up-and-down trend and start a winning streak.

But that winning streak will have to wait until Tuesday at Quincy. Sunday’s matchup has been canceled due to Great Lakes Valley Conference COVID-19 protocols within the Lions program. The game has been declared a “no contest” and will not be made up. The GLVC policy states that a school must have at least eight healthy players to participate in a contest.