It’s over for the Cal State San Bernardino men’s basketball team. The Coyotes fell to BYU-Hawaii 77-58, The Seasiders were stronger and more physical and it showed in every aspect of the game.
The Coyotes didn’t do anything well. They shot just 37 percent and had 23 turnovers. That isn’t going to win many games, especially aqgainst quality foes. The way the game was called didn’t help. Both Lawrence Tyson and Corey Caston fouled out.
BYU-Hawaii came in the sixth seed but it is better than that and everyone knew it. The talk among coaches, players and fans was that no one wanted to see BYU. The team was a No. 1 preseason selection by one publication. Star player Lucas Alves missed eight games with a knee injury which led to some early losses.
The Coyotes were gracious in defeat. Oliver came into the interview room with Tyson and Caston. Sometimes these sessions with the losing teams are tough. You get very little out of the players. But the Cal State players were articulate. That didn’t go unnoticed by other media members.