CBU and St. FX renew hoops rivalries tonight
terms of post play,” said Charters. “They have a little bit more of an inside presence in terms of penetration. We can’t let them have uncontested three-point shots. And that being said, if we can make them miss, we have to rebound the basketball.”
He said today’s matchup will be a great preview of the level of play hoops fans can expect when the CBU men host the AUS men’s championship, March 12-14 at Centre 200.
Capers women’s head coach Fabian McKenzie joked Tuesday night that, with all the interest surrounding the men’s game, he didn’t even know the women were playing tonight. He added that the men’s game deserves the hype.
“Our season’s kind of decided as to where we’re going to fit,” McKenzie said of the women. “ We’ve already determined our seed in the playoffs. So it’s not as big that way.”
The first-place CBU women (18-1 for 50 points) have clinched a first-round bye in the AUS championships, hosted by the Capers at CBU’s Sullivan Field House, Feb. 26-28.
That’s not to say the Capers’ matchup with the No. 4 X-Women won’t be exciting.
“Anytime ‘X’ and Cape Breton meet, it’s always interesting,” said McKenzie. “They’re an athletic team, they press a lot, they attack the rim a lot, they really put some pressure on you.”
Tonight’s action at the Sullivan Field House will see the women play at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m.