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UB Mingoes tip off basketball season at Illinois tournament

The University of Bahamas (UB) Mingoes men’s basketball team tips off its season with two games at the Governors State Jaguars Tip-Off Classic this weekend in Illinois.

“After our preseason games in Summer of Thunder we looked at what was working and have been building off that heading into the season,” head coach Bacchus Rolle said. “We’ve had two months to pull everything together for the season.”

Rolle pointed that the team has been working on post play and making smart basketball decisions.

“We need to be smart in the post because we usually don’t match up with other teams in terms of size, so we have to beat them with smarts in the post,” he said. “And then our guards need to make smart decisions coming into the front court. We’ve been working on these two aspects of our game along with boosting our transition defense among other things and we expect to perform well in Illinois and the rest of the season.”

The Mingoes open against Calumet St. Joseph at 6 p.m. (Bahamian time) Friday in University Park, Illinois. The UB squad then faces the tournament hosts Governors State at 4:30 p.m. (Bahamian time) on Saturday.

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