The Cal Poly Pomona men’s basketball team is peaking at the right time. It’s a good thing because now coach Greg Kamansky’s squad will be facing its most formidable foe thus far.
The Broncos will play Brigham Young-Hawaii on Wednesday in the Division II West Region final. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Hawaii time which is 10:30 p.m. our time. BYU has a television network so those with Direct TV should be able to get the game.
BYU Hawaii is ranked third in the country and has won 24 straight games while the Broncos (22-7) have won 13 of their last 14.
The Seasiders are the favorite but they also play in a very weak Pacific West Conference and the they don’t leave the island to seek out better competition either. So how good are they really? No one really knows. They do have a great player in Lucas Alves though.
The Broncos do have the benefit of being battle tested because of the quality and depth of teams in the CCAA. The Broncos also seem unfazed my the magnitude of the game and they have a stellar leader on and off the court in senior Larry Gordon.
The Broncos are headed to Hawaii today and will practice in the venue on Tuesday.
Kamansky has already been named conference and West region Coach of the Year for good reason. The way the season started few would have guessed his team would still be playing. It has nothing to lose and everything to gain. Sometimes those are the teams that are the most dangerous.