Every game matters Men’s Basketball achieve big victory over Western New England’s Golden Bears

The Roger Williams University Men’s Basketball Team defeated Western New England University on Tuesday, Jan. 28 with a final score of 83-72. With only three more home games left in the regular season, the win was a huge victory for the Hawks.

Junior forward Drew Hart commented on the team’s success.

“I thought we played a complete game on both sides of the floor [offensively and defensively],” Hart said. “It was one of our best performances on defense this year.”

Both teams came onto the court looking focused, with the goals of changing their tied seasonal records of 11-7.  

The teams traded possession of the ball frequently. RWU stayed strong on offense with multiple quick passes during the game. As a result, the Hawks were able to sink 31 baskets and and achieve eight 3-point plays.  

Head Coach Michael Tully also commented on the game. 

“Today was the first time in a while where we’ve been healthy, completely healthy and aggressive,” Tully said. “We really guarded them well. For us, I think that’s really important, because most of the year when we’ve been playing well it has all been offense.” 

The team is now feeling strong as they head into the rest of the season, both offensively and defensively. The next game is a home game at 3 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 1 against Wentworth Institute of Technology. 

 “There are not too many games left in the season, so we realized that every game matters more, especially this time of year,” Hart said. “We’re trying to really take it one day at a time and prepare for each game.”