While everyone was off on winter break, the UCM Men’s Basketball team was hard at work. They played two-a-days the week before their game in Santa Barbara against the University of British Columbia. On December 29, the UC Merced Men’s Basketball defeated the University of British Columbia with a final score of 88-79.
The UC Merced Men’s Basketball team fought a good fight at their first home game at the NAIA level. The gym was jam-packed with students, faculty, parents, and members of the Merced Community. Excitement filled the court as the UC Merced Men’s Basketball team members were announced. The crowd was sitting at the edge of their seats, as UC Merced and Fresno Pacific played head-to-head throughout the game.