It was supposed to be a blow out from start to finish last night. It didn't turn out that way. UB looked a little out of sorts and tight in the first half last night. Le Moyne came out and shot well from 3 to keep them close. Eventually, you knew the Bulls would pull away and they did it behind CJ and Dontay.
Dontay missed two shots total on the day and CJ had the second triple-double in school history. Great scheduling by the staff to add in a little bit easier of a game coming off the Ireland trip. These guys know how to recruit, coach and schedule.
So there we have it. Bulls win, let's move onto the next one and well who's up next? Oh none other than St. Bonaventure. Okay we'll treat it like just another game like we should and wait a second... They said what now?
I slept on this before I decided to write anything about it, but here's my take. To be honest, I was a little bit shocked, but also at the same time, I love it. GIVE ME THE RIVALRY.
Bonaventure has beat us the last like 5 years and now they want us??? They must think we're better than them if they "want us". Dare I say, big brother??? I mean we're ranked and everything, but this is a rivalry game and as you know stats are thrown out the window. It doesn't matter who is bad and who is good, either way it will be competitive.
It's almost like they're taking the backseat to us and just forgot about the past few years. CJ and Perk haven't beat them at all in their careers. Dontay said it last night in the press conference, they spoiled our perfect home record between the men's and women's team. They might want us now because we have a number next to our name, but we've wanted them for a whole calendar year now. This just adds fuel to the fire.
Bonaventure is a good team too though and not a pushover. They've played a lot better since Courtney Stockard came back. It's not exactly going to be an easy game to win on the road, but this UB team is built do it. The fans are right on top of you and they'll pack the Reilly Center. I mean what else is there to really do down there on a Saturday afternoon. They have like one big Walmart down there and a casino like 20 minutes away. That's why they're so goddamn passionate about their Bonnies.
Our leader put it best in his press conference after the game: "They got UB Saturday."
I can't wait for Saturday. This is what college basketball is about. Our guys are going to come out fired up and their fans are going to be on us all game. Tune in for sure if you can't make it to the game on Saturday.
P.S.- Once the Bonnies fans see this they're going to be all over me. They'll clog your Twitter timeline with videos of Jaylen Adams hitting mid-range jumpers for the Erie BayHawks.
P.P.S.- I know Adams just got called up to the Hawks so don't come at me for that pls.
P.P.P.S.- Might be a tough game for Whetsel with all the crazy names on Bonaventure. Ngalakulondi, Osunniyi and Ikpeze all get minutes for the Bonnies. Whetsel is a stud though, he's got it covered.