WEST CHESTER, Penn. — West Chester University’s men’s basketball team has come out firing to open their season.
The Golden Rams squad has won all three of their opening games to start this season. Not only have they beaten each opponent they’ve faced, but their margin of victory has been at least 14 points in each of those matchups. Two of those victories came at the PSAC/CIAA Challenge Tournament.
Freshman Robert Smith, a product of Philadelphia, has been leading the charge with close to 18 points per game and a perfect four for four from the foul line. He’s been deadly from beyond the arc as well, sinking eight of his 14 attempted three-point shots. Other leaders in West Chester University shooting include sophomore guard Kyle McGee and sophomore guard Matt Dade.
McGee has been a magician with the ball, completing six steals and five assists in his three games played. Other standouts on the scoresheet include the 14 assists from junior guard Dame Wall, and the 13 assists from sophomore guard Malik Slay.
Their head coach is Damien Blair who is entering his 13th season in this role. He has brought the Golden Rams to the NCAA Tournament four times in the last seven years. He entered this season with 64.7 winning percentage, which has only gone up, remaining undefeated up to this point.
The Golden Rams are coming off a 20-10 season where they fell short of PSAC title after losing in the quarterfinals to West Stroudsburg University. That season included a 13-game winning streak that shook up the PSAC standings, lifting the Golden Rams to third place. They additionally climbed as high as No. 8 in the NCAA rankings at one point.
West Chester University will not begin any sort of league play until December.
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