The Men's Basketball game this Saturday, Jan. 18 marks the first time that the Phoenix will host a top-25 opponent at Alumni Gym. After coming back from a 14-point deficit against Davidson on Thursday, the team looks to utilize its momentum when UMass comes to Alumni Gym on Saturday evening. While, the game marks the first time that the Phoenix will host a top-25 opponent at Alumni Gym, it has not fared well against top-25 teams this season.
Despite their 7-1 record at Alumni Gym this season, they lost to both 21st ranked Colorado and 7th ranked Duke this season.
Despite leading the Southern Conference in field goal, three point and free throw percentage, the Phoenix has did not see the same success against Duke and Colorado.
The men shot a combined 36 percent against Duke and Colorado and were outrebounded by a total of 95-63 in those two games.
Tickets are already sold out for the 7 p.m. start, but the Phoenix athletic deparment has announced that it plans to sell a limited number of standing-room only tickets on Saturday afternoon.
Students who arrive early will receive a free "white-out" themed t-shirt.
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