The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) men’s basketball team fell 67-49 to nationally-ranked St. Thomas University on Wednesday night at the Fernandez Family Center in Miami Gardens, Florida. This was the first matchup of a two-game road trip in South Florida for the Buccaneers.
Junior guard Jalil Langston led the Bucs with 12 points and added seven rebounds. Omari Joseph led the team in rebounds as he grabbed nine.
As a team, the Buccaneers were active on defense as they tallied 10 steals.
“We played very well defensively,” said head coach Shannon Taylor. “It was a tough start facing a ranked opponent this early in the season for us on the road, but I feel there were some positive points.”
For St. Thomas University, Jordan Hernandez led his team in scoring with 16 points.
The Buccaneers will close out their road trip with a matchup on Thursday at 8 p.m. EST when they take on the Florida Memorial Lions at the FMU wellness Center in Miami Gardens.
About UVI Athletics
The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and, as of July 1, 2023, competes in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Entering the 2023-24 season, the Buccaneers will begin their 17th season of athletic competition. As the only Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the Caribbean, UVI currently sponsors six sports, including men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field.
For more information on UVI Athletics, visit UVIAthletics.com