SLCC Men’s Basketball Ends Season At 29-4 After NJCAA Cancels Tourney

Mar 16, 2020, 12:39 PM | Updated: 12:39 pm
James Lee Free Throw SLCC Men's Basketball...
James Lee shoots a free throw during Salt Lake Community College's game vs. Eastern Wyoming on November 21, 2019. (Stephen Speckman, SLCC Athletics)
(Stephen Speckman, SLCC Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Salt Lake Community College men’s basketball team ended the season with a 29-4 record after the NJCAA canceled its upcoming national tournament due to coronavirus concerns.

The NJCAA announced the decision to cancel its basketball championships and spring sports for the rest of the school year on Monday, March 16.

The Bruins basketball team earned a No. 4 seed in the tourney before the cancelation. The team went 29-4 during the regular season.

It was the Bruins’ first-year under head coach Kyle Taylor.

Taylor joined the Bruins after serving as the associate head coach at Idaho State University. He was in charge of the teams’ offense and helped with skill development. Before his time with ISU, Taylor was a special assistant coach for Utah State under former head coach Tim Duryea.

Taylor is the program’s sixth head coach in school history and is the first external hire since Norm Parrish in 1991.

SLCC was led by Spencer Johnson, who committed to Mark Pope and the BYU in October 2019 and signed with the Cougars during the early signing period in November 2019.

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