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Valdosta State men's basketball stresses need to defend home court

Posted at 11:29 PM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-17 23:29:35-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. - WTXL — The 8th ranked Valdosta State Lady Blazers split a pair of road games this weekend against 16th ranked Lee. The 5th ranked VSU men were not so fortunate at home, dropping both games to the Flames.

A tough way to pick up their first losses of the season for head coach Mike Helfer and his team. But there was no disappointment about losing their chance for a potential undefeated regular season. The improvement Helfer and his staff want to see is taking care of business on their home court. Moving forward the Blazers know that every game at the Complex has to be a must-win situation.

“Basketball is a different sport, to go undefeated is difficult. I think you always have to protect your home court and we didn’t and that's probably my message more so than, hey let’s go undefeated and we didn't," said Helfer. "We just have to play better at home, I don’t think we played very well in either game this weekend.”

The men and women will both hit the court next on Friday against Shorter. The men on the road, and the women back at the Complex.