The tip off is just a couple hours away now. If we weren’t excited enough, we got some inspiring quotes from the team’s leader this morning.
“We’re playing as a team and a unit and as a brotherhood, and we want to be successful in life, and it’s carrying over to the floor,’’ Chaz told the Globe. “Last year, if somebody took a bad shot on the floor, we would just stagnate. That’s not the case this season. We have a different mind-set.’’
This is what I wrote about UMass’ loss to the Dukes a couple weeks ago:
@ Duquesne — January 18th
The Dukes are the UMass of the last couple years. They are terribly inconsistent. Still, this loss doesn’t pain me as much one like the game at Miami. This teeters on the brink of a bad loss, but I’ll give the team the benefit of the doubt. They got out played. It’s a borderline bad loss.
I gave the team a mulligan, essentially. That said, you know what would be a bad loss? Losing to this Dukes team, for a second time, and at home in Amherst.