The men's basketball team arrived in Tampa yesterday in preparation for the Tampa Bay Shootout on Tuesday.
Coast Guard will take on DePauw in the opening round on Tuesday at 5:00 and play on Wednesday at either 1:00 or 3:00. The Bears are off to a 6-1 start, the best start since the 2007-'08 season.
Senior tri-captain Kevin Alvarez, who leads the team and is third in the NEWMAC with 20.9 points per game, took a few minutes before practice to talk about the team's success and the trip to compete in the Tampa Bay Shootout.
Sophomores Micah Baldez (14.1) and Ethan Boose (10.9) are also in double figures for the Bears. Senior Mark Krebs leads the Bears and is fourth in the conference with 8.6 rebounds per game.
Coast Guard leads the NEWMAC in scoring with 87.1 points per game, rebounding (48.6 per game) and rebounding margin (+11).
INTERVIEW WITH KEVIN ALVAREZ