Due to a rule change, all 12 Mountain East Conference teams will participate in the conference tournament.
“Hopefully going into the tournament we’ll have figured out the other teams that we’re going to have to play the third time around,” junior Jordan Smith said.
According to Smith, the team’s biggest detriment is its size and depth. Sophomore Brian Sydnor currently leads the team in rebounds as he is averaging 7.3 rebounds per game this season.
“We’ve had a rough season so far; we’ve had a lot of adversity hit us and I think the biggest thing that we need to do is just come together and realize that we have to finish the season strong,” Sydnor said.
“Coming into a conference tournament is kind of like a fresh slate, so it’s an opportunity for us to have a new beginning.” As for personal goals, Sydnor wants to do his best and maintain a winning mentality, he said.
“We all just need to realize that we’re a good team and put everything that we’ve been through throughout the season behind us and just realize that we have to focus on what lies ahead and upcoming games,” he said.
The boys competed in the first round of the MEC tournament against Glenville State College yesterday at 7:30 p.m.