Tommy Dempsey has been looking forward to conference play for a few weeks now. Despite dropping the conference opener on the road against UMass Lowell, Dempsey was pleased with the overall performance on his team despite their inability to close the game. The Bearcats led the Riverhawks for the majority of the contest, ultimately losing 50-40.
Looking ahead, the Bearcats take on Hartford on the road on Wednesday looking for a similar fight, but hoping for a better outcome. Now that it's conference time, Dempsey expects much closer games and more competitive games from here on out and has the team ready to respond accordingly.