The Colonials are coming off a 50-rebound night against Fordham Wednesday and should look to recreate that performance Saturday against the Patriots.
Head coach Maurice Joseph said the team’s most recent string of losses can be attributed to a lack of focus on the court and toughness on the glass.
The Colonials are currently sixth in the nation with a team batting average of .356 and among A-10 competition, a Colonial tops every single statistical category.
The Colonials tallied a season-high 50 rebounds in the match but could not overcome a 15-point halftime deficit.
The Rams (11–18, 2-14) will be the lowest-scoring offense the Colonials (8–21, 4–12 A-10) have seen since their 73–58 loss to Saint Louis Feb. 13.
The Colonials were overwhelmed by a 35-point second half for Saint Joseph’s, ending their Atlantic 10 Championship run in the first round.
The No. 9 Colonials face off against No. 8 Saint Joseph’s to kick off postseason play in a rematch of last season’s A-10 Championship game.
Fifth-year gymnast Alex Zois has racked up seven first-place finishes in all-around competition this year after battling through a knee injury in the offseason.
Head coach Barry King said the Colonials still need to learn how to play through four quarters of a game despite seeing growth in his squad overall.
The Colonials picked up 30 points in the final 20 minutes of play after being held to 18 points in the first half but could not complete the comeback.