Can Rowan Basketball Make It Over The Hump Of Mediocrity?
by Tyler Douris
Glassboro, N.J. – To some, the season that the 2016-17 Rowan basketball team has put together seems impressive. In playoff contention with a record of 12-8, the Profs hope to close the season with some clutch wins. But it may not be as easy as it sounds. After a loss to Montclair State University on Saturday, there is question as to whether this team is built to win or not.
Rowan basketball came into the season hot. In the first two weeks of the season the team went 6-1. Things looked promising as they defeated teams such as William Paterson University (10-10 this season) and Stockton University (10-9 this season). Rowan averaged 90 points per game over this stretch, which is much more than their average for the season. After starting 6-1, the team would drop three straight games to Eastern University, Montclair State University and the powerhouse TCNJ, who are 15-5 on the season. They lost all three games by over 15 points.
After their three game losing streak, Rowan would go 6-4 in their next 10 games, failing to catch the fire they had sparked at the beginning of the season. If Rowan basketball wants to make it over the hump of mediocrity, they need to win games like the ones they dropped to TCNJ, Eastern and William Paterson. To be a good team, they need to beat good teams. The final five games of the season are approaching and they all need to be looked at as must wins. Rowan has a chance to be special this year, but if they blow these games they’re just another decent team.