After posting wins over Toledo and Miami this past week, the UB Men’s Basketball team jumped three spots in the AP Top 25 poll and are now 16th in the rankings.
The Bulls have one four straight while improvig to 15-1 overall and 3-0 in Mid-American Conference play.
The Bulls jump up three spots in the latest @AP_Top25 Poll.
UB checks in at #⃣1⃣6⃣
10th straight week in the polls for the Bulls, the second longest by a @MACSports team in league history#UBhornsUP | #UBLegendary pic.twitter.com/FQTQNbBLhi— UB Men’s Basketball (@UBmenshoops) January 14, 2019
“It’s nice to be ranked 16th, we’re climbing back up. We had got up to 14th before we took that loss (to Marquette),” head coach Nate Oats said. “The only way we’re going to be able to climb playing in the MAC is to really come out and dominate teams. We gotta come out and not be content with just playing OK, we have to play our best basektball every night on a daily bsis because we’re not going ot be able to get anymore Top 25 wins. So, the wins we do get need to be convicing wins and I think our guys realize that.”
The Bulls travel to face Western Michigan on Tuesday and then return home to face Eastern Michigan Friday night.
The Broncos are 6-10 on the season and 0-3 in conferece action.
“We just have to keep respecting our opponent and repsecting the game,” said Jeremy Harris, who was named the MAC East Player of the Week on Monday. “Gettting along, keep following the game plan and listening to our coaches and they’ll have us playing right.
“We’re still hungry. We just have to keep our blue collar mentality and just keep getting after it.”