The Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Poly Pomona basketball teams get back into CCAA play. Both will be at home with the women’s games tipping off at 3 p.m. and the men’s games to follow. The Broncos will be hosting San Francisco State with the Coyotes entertaining Cal State Monterey Bay.
The NCAA put a new rule in place that prohibits team from practicing from Dec 20-26 so they will have had just two days practice to shake off the rust. Both men’s teams have had their issues although both the women’s teams have looked solid in the early going.
Cal Poly coach Greg Kamansky is especially concerned. His leading scorer Kevin Menner went to New York for the break and can’t get back because of the snowstorm on the East coast. Kamansky doesn’t know if Menner will make it home in time or not.
Senior forward Tobias Jahn has had a groin injury the past couple of weeks that seems to have gotten worse and he might not be available either.
The Broncos only carry 10 players, so that would put them down to eight and three of those really play limited minutes.
The Cal State men have not played liked a cohesive unit either. It’s not good when you average more turnovers than assists which happens to be the case. Much of the problem seems to be the returning starters which is surprising.
The Coyotes are in need of a better showing from senior point guard Corey Caston. He is the floor leader and he is a much better player than what he has shown early.
Both teams have the tough Sonoma State-Humboldt State road trip next, so wins at home are crucial this week.
Also, since campuses are closed for the holidays, spectators will NOT have to pay for parking as it typically the case.