HPU Alum Tubby Smith Brings Golden Gophers Basketball Team To HPU To Prepare For NCAA Tournament


HIGH POINT, N.C., March 18, 2009 – The Golden Gophers men’s basketball team from the University of Minnesota, along with coach Tubby Smith, a High Point University alumnus, recently paid a visit to the HPU campus to get ready for the NCAA tournament.
The Gophers, coached by Smith – an HPU basketball standout in the late 1960s and early 1970s – practiced on campus on the morning of March 18 to prepare for an upcoming game against the University of Texas, which will be held on Thursday in the Greensboro Coliseum.
Smith, a donor and Board of Trustees member who often comes back to visit his alma mater, began his coaching career at the University of Tulsa, then found success at the University of Georgia and the University of Kentucky, where he won the NCAA championship. He has been the head coach of the men’s basketball program at the University of Minnesota since March 2007.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at
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