The men's basketball team brought home two road wins last week, beginning with Wednesday night's UC Riverside game followed by an 88-71 win against Central Michigan on Saturday.
Head Coach Marty Wilson explained that the Riverside game was "the first road game for many of our starters, and was a tougher game in regards to the matchup because Riverside is bigger and more physical than us."
He continued: "It was a good experience for the team because even after our 13-point lead, Riverside was able to come back. We still managed to keep our composure and execute while making our free throws down the stretch. The game was a milestone for the team because it showed how they could stick together through the adversity and still pull out the win."
The team's win against Riverside helped further prepare them for their matchup against Central Michigan on Saturday. After a long day of travel on Friday, the team was able to get some well-deserved rest before their game in the early evening.
Wilson explained the team's plan going into the game: "We wanted to stay home when the ball was coming to them so they weren't able to make a lot of three pointers. The team did a good job executing the plan defensively, and offensively we were very unselfish, making 34 baskets and having 24 assists."
Wilson also expressed how valuable it is for the team to be able to travel all day, adjust to a time change, and still be able to pull out an impressive win.
He continues to emphasize that the team's chemistry this season is really great, and he's continuing to see improvement every day.
"The team is just getting started and we are going to continue building momentum in preparation for Wednesday night's game against San Jose State, and we hope that the support from the students and fans continues to grow as the season progresses," Wilson said.