The University of Richmond men’s basketball team has been quarantining and isolating in hotels and, at one point, used a shortened quarantine period.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all collegiate athletics, Mooney is not letting the recent layoff justify the team's loss.
The Spiders move to 3-3 as they enter conference play at the start of the new year.
The Spiders men’s basketball team lost their first game of the season 71-87 against 11th-ranked West Virginia University on Dec. 13.
It’s a statement victory for UR, who have made a strong case for a national ranking in next week’s Associated Press Poll.
Midway through the first half, the Spiders were able to pick up their intensity and began attacking the basket.
Gilyard, who led the NCAA in steals per game last season, is already UR’s career steals leader with 275.
“You want to make sure the coach is going to be there all four years,” Gilyard said. “It’s something you definitely want as a player.”