Blugolds Open WIAC Play Wednesday

 Eau Claire (WQOW) — The WIAC basketball schedule gets underway Wednesday for both the UW-Eau Claire men’s and women’s basketball teams.

The Blugold men were picked to finish sixth in the conference’s preseason poll. The team has played well so far in the young season and is coming off their best game of the year. But coach Matt Siverling says the competition only ramps up when the conference schedule comes around.

“There’s just a different mindset when you start conference. You obviously play hard during your non-conference schedule, but when you get to conference you know your ‘e really competing for something. Each and every team is going to compete so you have to bring your best when you go compete against these teams,” says Siverling.

The Blugolds travel to face 11th-ranked UW-Stevens Point.

The UW-Eau Claire women are also gearing up for the Pointers. The Blugolds hosts Stevens Point Wednesday night at Zorn Arena. Coach Tonja Englund says her team is prepared heading into the conference opener.

“It’s great to have experienced seniors going into WIAC play. It’s been a couple years,” says Englund. “Now to have that veteran feel to my lineup helps a lot. I think they understand what it takes to win in the WIAC.”

The Blugolds and Pointers play at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
 

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